(NEWARK STAR-LEDGER) Is it okay to ask a child to reveal a secret?

Richard Goldberg doesn’t think so.

Goldberg, the father of 8-year old twin boys, was dismayed to learn his third-grade sons were asked to write an essay about a secret they had and why it was hard to keep.

The unusual question, which Goldberg called “entirely inappropriate” was on the standardized tests given to public school students in the third through eighth grade every spring.

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