Hmmm, should Ohio kids take hi tech assessment tests? And, was President Obama right to take oath of office again

The way students take state standardized testing could be changing in Washington State.

The superintendent wants the assessments to go high tech. A new shorter, computerized test would replace the existing Washington Assessment Exam.

The superintendent claims it would minimize costs, return scores faster and give parents and teachers more information about a student's strengths and weaknesses.

Teachers in the district seem to agree with the idea. They say preparing for the state test takes away time from other learning.

Do you think a change like that would be a good idea? What if it were proposed in our area? What do you think of the Ohio assessment test?

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Just to be sure, President Obama took the oath of office again last night, because of what's being called the flub heard 'round the world.

White House counsel says the do-over was out of "an abundance of caution."

Two other previous presidents repeated the oath because of similar issues. But, according to the constitution, the president was officially the leader of the country as of Noon Tuesday, whether he had taken the oath or not.

What do you think? Does it matter that the oath wasn't repeated exactly as written or was he right to re-do it?

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