• Letter sent home with standardized tests scores brings mother to tears

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    A mother from the UK didn’t expect to cry when she opened her son’s standardized test scores.

    But what she found with those scores moved her to tears.

    Accompanying the results was a letter from members of the faculty at Charlie’s school, Barrowford Primary School in the U.K., reminding students that there were more important facets of their education than test scores. The words from the letter are now spreading across the Internet, earning accolades worldwide.

    "These tests do not always assess all of what it is that make each of you special and unique,” it reads. "The people who create these tests and score them do not know each of you the way your teachers do, the way I hope to and certainly not the way your families do.”

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