I'm sure you would like to put me in a corner
We managed without these stupid tests for quite a while, although you may be unaware due to your repeated demonstration of a lack of historical knowledge. Back in the olden days of beepers and Nirvana, principals and school staff were somehow able to eliminate bad teachers. Schools with overall issues like graduation rates, violence. poor parental feedback had their administrative staff replaced. You know, kind of like how our great capitalist system works.
Even the Republican morons in office today introducing stupid new laws on "tenure" (which is not what people apparently think it is here in NC) acknowledge that there is not really anything to go on with this idea, like everything else, its a pandering law to demonstrate that lawmakers are hard on lazy, mostly Democratic voting, freeloading teachers who would join an America hating union if not for their valiant efforts.
Again, you show yourself as you tell us that you don't trust a teacher or a school to tell us how our kids are doing, but Big Government is doing that just fine.
The standardized testing was put into place because you cannot compare a grade at one school to the same grade at another school. Why do you think colleges put a lot of weight to SAT's and ACT's? Because they are a method to evaluate what a kid learned and measure all kids equally.
But hey.....I guess you know more than all of those pesky universities too.
Your ignorance is just amazing.