Reading through the report of the state’s assessment task force—which recommends that the state adopt very expensive new standardized tests, without even quantifying the total cost—is enough to bring the dreaded word blogathon to mind. I’m not crazy enough to commit to another blogathon. But let’s just say that there is an awful lot of raw material for blogging in that report. My free time is very scarce lately, so it would be unwise to promise so many posts in so many days, but some of these posts will practically write themselves. In other words, stay tuned.