In Virginia, lawmakers are considering dramatic changes to the state's education system.
Reformers say the idea is to cut down on the number of required standardized test students have to take.
From Here & Now contributor station WAMU, Michael Pope tells us the idea is to work against teaching to the test because it is too much memorizing and not enough learning.
But critics warn against undermining a system that helps track student progress.
To read Pope's full report click here.
This segment aired on February 3, 2015.