Standardized test questions about a pineapple and a hare have been ridiculed by students, teachers and critics of education reform. Are public schools being privatized at increased cost to taxpayers and the quality of education itself? Also, Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng leaves the US Embassy, and open questions after President Obama's surprise trip to Afghanistan.
Banner image: A young student in looks closely at a math exam in Chicago. Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images