Well, maybe yes, maybe no, maybe both.
It seems the Obama administration is deciding that maybe standardized testing in K – 12 education has gone too far:
Faced with mounting and bipartisan opposition to increased and often high-stakes testing in the nation’s public schools, the Obama administration declared Saturday that the push had gone too far, acknowledged its own role in the proliferation of tests, and urged schools to step back and make exams less onerous and more purposeful.
While a similar statement (followed by concrete action) on foreign military adventurism might offer an unequivocal cheer from lovers of less government intrusion everywhere, I cannot say that this is always and everywhere true for standardized testing. But I am getting ahead of myself.
The so-called Common Core standards seem to have broken the camel’s back: