Ward Cunnningham on testing in schools

The complexity of subjects and diversity of students renders any notion of uniform testing foolish. My administration will make testing and grading an extracurricular activity like sports or debate and thereby relieve public school teachers of their most unproductive daytime burden. If employers want a unidimensional metric for hiring, let them pay for it themselves. If the smart kids want to compete for valedictorian, let their parents form a booster club and host bake sales to pay for the examinations.

—what Ward Cunningham would do if elected President, from his home page on his own wiki