Do I think that these tests can be improved? sure. Do I think that should be an excuse not to fire a deadbeat teacher because of tenure, while an up and coming teacher gets fired because of last in first out? no way.
See you built up this either or argument that has little to do with reality of the situation, just look at some of the links some of us have provided. 200k for litigation, 700 teachers to be paid to do nothing?
Standardized tests have nothing to do with these glaring problems with teacher unions.