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Medical News & Perspectives
May 23/30, 2001

Some Physicians Protest "High-Stakes" Tests

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JAMA. 2001;285(20):2569. doi:10.1001/jama.285.20.2569-JMN0523-2-1

Some health care leaders are worried that education proposals being debated in Washington could end up making children sick.

The Alliance for Childhood, in a press conference April 25, warned that so-called high-stakes testing could be harmful to children's health and education opportunities. The group, in a release, said "Test-related stress is literally making many children sick."

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