Is History History?

The House Education Committee will meet next week to discuss the state’s plan to eliminate the third grade history Standards of Learning test.

Teachers and superintendents have long complained that the state tests students way too much. Backers of the proposal say doing away with the exam could do two things: save money and reduce the testing load.

Opponents say it’s a sign that history and social sciences aren’t important.

The House committee meets Monday, ahead of the state school board’s final vote next Thursday.

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