I've got a 6th grader in the Tredyffrin-Easttown school system, and just got an email from the PTO encouraging me to write my state rep/senator to kill/defund/etc. the state Keystone Exam. These are Keystone's listed crimes: 1. End-of course testing in 10 subject areas and the elimination of the existing 11th grade PSSA tests. 2. Withholding of diplomas for students who do not demonstrate proficiency in six of these courses. 3. Curricular review to consider changes to current course offerings and content to ensure alignment with Keystone Exams. 4. State expenses that will exceed $201 million to develop and implement the new tests during a fiscally challenging budget environment. 5. District expenses that threaten to draw resources from other program areas. T-E is a good system and my daughter is a good student. But, of course, other schools are different. Since our schools are funded statewide, I'd be willing to put up with some nuisance and expense if it benefitted schools elsewhere. Anyone got any wisdom to impart on the Keystone Exams?