A member of the Indiana Senate Education Committee said Thursday he’d like to see statewide standardized testing in schools eliminated.

“We don’t need a state test of any kind,” Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, told more than 100 people attending a public education forum at Carroll High School.

“Most all teachers I think know their students, they know what they’re doing in the classroom, they know if they’re learning or not learning, they’re giving them their quizzes,” said Kruse, a former chairman of the education panel. 

“I don’t think that the federal government ought to be telling us” to test students, “and I don’t think we ought to be telling the local schools. I would be in favor of doing away with the statewide test totally,” he said.

The audience applauded his

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