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Students Of New York City Tell Their New Mayor How Standardized Testing Squashes The Learning Bug

I was never a good test-taker when I was a student. And when it came to standardized testing, I simply hated it. They were always boring, and it was impossible to get excited or all that creative about a test. But the school kept forcing us through hours of preparation nonetheless.Well, some parents and students in New York City are taking a stand. Watch the message they have to say to their new mayor, Bill de Blasio.

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"The issue on the table..."

Two of Hamilton's most beloved numbers are the Cabinet Battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson. In Cabinet Battle #1, the issue on the table was Hamilton's national financial plan. In Cabinet Battle #2, the issue was whether to provide France assistance in their revolutionary war.

But there was a third rap battle written for the show, which was cut due to time and because it didn't actually move the plot along. The issue on the table for Cabinet Battle #3? Slavery.

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