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Network for Public Education: 110 State and Local Groups Have Signed Petition Against High-Stakes Tests

Here is the list of 110 groups from across the nation that have signed a petition to Congress opposing high-stakes testing.

This is the petition. Your organization should sign too: 303 more words

Standardized Testing

Teacher: The Trials of Scoring Pearson Exams

Not everyone who scores Pearson tests is hired from Craig’s List or Kelly Temps. Julie Campbell, a fifth-grade teacher in Néw York recently scored student responses… 519 more words

Common Core

Peter Greene: A Primer on Privatization

Most people have no idea about the privatization movement. They don’t know that the narrative of crisis (“our schools are failing, failing, failing”)–repeated again and again–is intended to clear the way for privatization. 36 more words

Charter Schools

Fairtest: Testing Resistance Across the Nation

When Congress returns from its Independence Day recess on July 7, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up bipartisan legislation to overhaul “No Child Left Behind.” The bill the Senate will consider significantly reduces federal test-based accountability requirements but continues the federal mandate to test every child every year in elementary and middle school. 601 more words

Standardized Testing

Looking Forward

The prevailing mentality of our time is not only that we’ve progressed further than anyone ever (man now is proverbially older and wiser than man then), but that we will continue to progress moving forward. 708 more words

Education

Washington State Will Test Kindergarten Children (But, Shhh! Parents May Opt Out)

A reader shares this information with us. The state will administer assessments to children in kindergarten but parents have the right to opt out. Will the parents know? 200 more words

Standardized Testing

My Interview with "Brainwaves"

You might (or might not) enjoy watching this 7-minute interview I did with former teacher Bob Greenberg. Bob has created a large archive of interviews like this one. 28 more words

Charter Schools