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Vol.#87: Thoughts On "I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate"

I really love kinetic typography, and if the video is about education, all the better.

So I came upon this video this week:

I sent it to about a half-dozen other educators to see their take, because I really wrestled with the message. 253 more words


Teacher: The Great Denver Testing Hoax

A teacher in Denver heard the Denver superintendent Tom Boasberg claim that there was too much testing, and she delivered this statement to a recent meeting of the district school board: 503 more words

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The Power of What If

I have a challenge for you. Go dig around in your kid’s school backpack (you might want to wear gloves for your own protection if your child forgets half-eaten sandwiches like mine does). 895 more words


Why I don’t have confidence in end-of-year tests

These are the times of the year that try teachers’ souls. Ever since the egregiously-misnamed “No Child Left Behind” law was passed in 2002, mandatory end-of-year tests are administered to public-school students in every state (private and parochial schools are exempt) and reported publicly and to the feds. 1,144 more words


What are your thoughts about standardized testing for children?

A number of media outlets recently covered a review of Superior Court Judge Howard Manning’s latest hearing in Leandro vs. State of North Carolina, a law suit filed in 1994 on behalf of students and parents from five low-wealth counties: Hoke, Halifax, Robeson, Vance and Cumberland. 1,138 more words


Mary King, the Teacher Who Refused to Give the Test

Pittsburgh teacher Mary King said she would not give the state tests to her English language learner students, and she didn’t.

She was “the first and only” teacher in Pittsburgh to refuse to give the test. 333 more words

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United States H. R. #2382 Would Allow Parents To Opt Out Of Standardized Assessments Under Federal Law

On May 15th, Congressman Tom Reed from New York introduced H. R. #2382, a parent opt-out bill that would allow parents to opt out of any standardized assessment required by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.  160 more words

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