'That's NUTTY" says Peter Greene says about The U.S. Department of Education recommendation that the correct number of standardized tests is 2% of instructional time. Not prepping for them, just taking them! Greene says that the correct number of standardized test is "ZERO! Students need standardized tests like a fish needs a bicycle. Standardized tests are as essential to education as a mugging is essential to better financial health" In most districts 2% meansabout 20-24 hours of taking tests, and would increase in the amount of time now allocated in most places to standardized tests. Should children in grades 3-8 really sit for 20 hours of tests?