You might think that the television show “Friday Night Lights ” was all about football and teenage angst. But the character Tammy Taylor, who played the role of a high school counselor in the final season, was asked to be part of a Texas state-wide panel to examine the effectiveness of standardized testing. Texas officials were concerned by what they thought were scores that were too low.
The video clip is approximately a minute and a half. Ms. Taylor’s perspective on testing sets her apart from others on the panel. Her last line is really a dinger — it clarifies how the lines are drawn regarding standardized testing.
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