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During an emotional outburst at last week’s Albuquerque Public Schools board meeting, member Kathy Korte said she is “so goddamn grateful she (her eldest of four children, a high school senior) is leaving the public schools” system at the end of the school year.
On Monday, Korte said the remark was not meant to be a slight against public schools but was borne out of her frustration over the use of standardized tests in schools.
“That comment I made was in regards to the fact my senior is getting out in the nick of time. She’s not going to have take as many (end-of-course exams) as my fourth-grader,” said Korte, who has argued testing in New Mexico schools has increased too much.