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FairTest in the News - June 2010

Friday's New York Times gives FairTest the lead reaction quote in a story about how high-stakes testing pressures cause some educators to cheat on standardized tests.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/11/education/11cheat.html?src=mv

The article, (also posted on the nytimes.com home page), includes a link to our website, which has already generated dozens of visitor referrals.  This is the fifth or sixth time the nation's leading newspaper has quoted FairTest this year.

FEA Recommendations for Improving ESEA/NCLB - Summary and Full

FairTest is now on Facebook and Twitter!

Come follow FairTest on Facebook and Twitter! Keep up with the latest news on Assessment, the "No Child Left Behind" reauthorization, and Test Score Optional Admissions. FairTest is on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/FairTest/18387767859 (click "Like"); and you can follow us on Twitter at @fairtestoffice.

Testing, Discipline and the School to Prison Pipeline

FairTest and Advancement Project co-sponsored a webinar on testing, discipline
and the school-to-prison pipeline.

 

Check out the powerpoint presentation from the webinar here.

 

Watch a film of the Webinar here.

 

FEA Recommendations for Improving ESEA/NCLB

FairTest in the News - April 2010

4/9/10: FairTest had a featured contribution in the popular Washington Post blog '"The Answer Sheet"  --

      http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/guest-bloggers/obama-ed-bl...

 


Friday, 4/2/10, FairTest had a long letter-to-the-editor that ran across the top of the USA Today editorial page --

      http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2010/04/letters-testandpunish-system-is-i...

 

How Testing Feeds the School-to-Prison Pipeline

(note: this fact sheet is available for download as a print-formatted PDF file)

Recommendations for Overhauling ESEA/NCLB

The Forum on Educational Accountability has released its 2010 recommendations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently named “No Child Left Behind.” FEA prepared this summary of the recommendations. (PDF file)

FairTest is There

 

Congress Needs a Different ESEA Blueprint

By Monty Neill, Interim Executive Director


This was posted on the National Journal blog at
http://education.nationaljournal.com/2010/03/sizing-up-the-new-blueprint...


The Obama Administration's "Blueprint for Reform" continues to rely far too heavily on standardized tests to control schools and define learning. As a result, it provides far too little reform of the discredited No Child Left Behind law (NCLB). Too much of this plan merely rearranges the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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