By Erin Cargile
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KXAN News got a rare look inside a Central Texas high school on a state testing day, and learned why the superintendent of the Hays Consolidated Independent School District is concerned.
"Instruction has stopped in Hays CISD during this time. All we are are testing enterprises – every campus," said Superintendent Jeremy Lyon. "And I think it's too much."
"The war room of the TAKS and STAAR assessment system that has absolutely taken over every high school in Texas and that's all we focus on and all we do right now," said Lyon. "I can't say as an educator that's in the best interest of our educational program. It's in no one's best interest!
Parents and students with the Austin school districts are also blasting the high-stakes testing. Several stood up and spoke to the school board at a meeting in April. "Education is not a business, families and communities are not your market, teachers are not assembly line workers and students are not products," said one speaker.
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