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Ed. Reform, Civil Rights, Child Advocacy Groups Tell Congress: Block Bush Plan to Force States to Expend Student Testing

NOTE: call in number for journalists
1-888-413-4411 for further information: Bob Schaeffer
confirm # 5186326 (941) 395-6773
(857) 350-8207

Senate-House Conferees Urged to "Address Fundamental Problems" In Elementary and Secondary Education Act Legislation

for information contact:
Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
Bob Schaeffer (941) 395-6773

for immediate release, Monday, July 23, 2001

 

100 National Education, Civil Rights, Religious & Disability Groups Call for Overhaul of "No Child Left Behind" Law; Urge

for further information:
Monty Neill (FairTest) (857) 350-8207
Michael T. S. Wotorson (NAACP) (410) 580-5614
Jan Resseger (United Church of Christ) (216) 308-9611
Reggie Felton (National School Boards Association) 703-838-6782
Joel Packer (NEA) (202) 822-7329

Movement to Overhaul NCLB Accelerates

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
or Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773
for immediate release Wednesday, May 23, 2007

As U.S. Senate and House committees consider revisions to the federal “No Child Left
Behind” (NCLB) law, 128 national education, civil rights, religious, civic, labor and disability
groups have now signed on to a Joint Organizational Statement on NCLB, which states:

Expert Panel on Assessment Offers Principles, Recommendations for Lawmakers Rewriting "No Child Left Behind"

Forum on Educational Accountability

 

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill (617) 335-2115
Miguel Gonzalez (202) 822-7823
Robert Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

for use after 10:30am, Thurs. June 14, 2007, U.S. Capitol HC-8 news conference:


Authors urge lawmakers to rethink federal testing and accountability requirements

 

New Poll Shows Americans Support Comprehensive NCLB Overhaul: Reaction of FairTest to ETS Survey

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207
Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

Forum on Educational Accountability

for further information:
Dr. Hilda Crespo (ASPIRA) - 202-835-3600, Ext. 114
Dr. LaRuth Gray (NABSE) - 212-998-5137 or 212-998-5105
Dr. Deborah Ziegler (CEC) - 703-264-9406
Dr. Monty Neill (FairTest) - (857) 350-8207
for immediate release Tuesday, August 7, 2007
CIVIL RIGHTS, DISABILITY ORGS. CALL FOR “MULTIPLE MEASURES” IN “NO CHILD” OVERHAUL LEGISLATION;
FORUM ON EDUCATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY PRAISES GROUPS’ LETTER AND REP. MILLER’S LEADERSHIP ON THIS ISSUE

 

Education bill falls short

USA Today 12/11/2001

 

By Monty Neill

Despite the high-sounding political slogan used to promote the scheme, the test-driven education package Congress is about to pass will leave many children behind. Requiring states to test every child in grades three to eight every year in reading and math — and use the results to penalize schools that don't boost scores sufficiently — will not ensure high standards or real accountability.

New York Times: Back to School

Vermont Governor Opposed to Education Plan

APRIL 18, 16:02 ET

By GREG TOPPO
AP Education Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebelling against new school-testing demands, Vermont's governor says he wants his state to consider rejecting $26 million in federal education money to escape the requirements attached to it.

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