The Ontario public school system's standardized tests have been cancelled for this year for most elementary schools. Teacher unions and others ideologically opposed to such testing are not bothering to shed even crocodile tears. What's funny this time around is that the political party in charge of the province is one of those opposed to testing, so they will not stoop to applying pressure. Repealing the enabling legislation is perhaps too overt, so this sort of pretend-powerlessness excuse will do just fine.

Those of us who were hoping to get the data will be doubly out of luck: no test results but still paying the taxes for it.