If you wondered how Georgia’s leaders would respond to the pandemic’s disruption to education this spring, the answer is in: They’re conceding next year, too.

Gov. Brian Kemp and the state’s schools superintendent, Richard Woods, on Thursday said they were asking for a federal waiver of standardized-testing requirements next year – exams still some 10 months away. In the name of “common sense,” they would eliminate the state’s most meaningful measure of student progress.

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