"I realize you don't like the tests. But there are going to be lots of things in this world that you don't like, and sometimes you just have to suck it up. You're smart, but you still have to do what you have to do. It's part of life."
At the end of the essay, the author wonders why so much money goes into ridiculous testing that used to go into art, music, and libraries. I think I know the answer: it's because the wealthiest people in the country would like nothing more than to gut public education - it makes their own children's private education worth that much more.
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