The bill, HB48, would eliminate four end of course tests in the areas of history, civics and economics, Algebra II and Physical Science. A fiscal note with the bill indicates the move would save nearly $3 million. A representative of the Department of Public Instruction opposed the measure but the teacher organizations in the state spoke in favor of the bill. A National Board Certified, veteran teacher told me besides saving a lot of money it would help with morale and relieve some stress on teachers and students. The bill now goes to the House floor.