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PolitiFact: How Many Texas School Days Are Lost from Tests?

KUT News

Some public school students are taking state mandated tests this week. Do Texas schools lose 45 days a year to that testing, as one politico claims?

KUT News' Emily Donahue discussed that question is the Austin American-Statesman’s political fact checker, Gardner Selby.

On April 8, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst spoke on a Dallas-area radio show about the legislative debate about reducing the number of state-required end-of-course exams in high school. Dewhurst said he wants to "reduce this excessive number of days that our school systems lose every year, some 45 days on testing."

How’d it rate on the Truth-o-Meter? Listen!

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