CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 24, 2000
I applaud Robert Levine's "Schools: Standards Are Important, but Money Is Vital" (Opinion, May 21). As a member of the California High School Exit Exam Advisory Panel, I, along with others, have listened to testimony from many experts as we have worked to implement a testing of "standards." The experts from the Texas statewide testing system have given our panel testimony that emphasizes the need for a huge influx of financial resources if students are to be held accountable to pass such a high-stakes exam.