FairTest News Release on Public Letter about Standardized Testing by 120+ Children's Authors & Illustrators

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: Oct 10 -16, 2013

This week's news clips show the assessment reform movement's geographic breadth, with stories from Oakland to Long Island and Maine to Texas.  Remember that back issues are archived at:

Seattle Teacher Boycott Leader Reframes "The Purpose of Education" at NBC Education Nation

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 3 - 9, 2013

The opening sentence of the first story about the Buffalo hearing says it all, "Reform of high-stakes testing for schoolchildren, a groundswell movement of lawn signs and small-scale protests, became an earthquake Wednesday evening."

2.500 Parents, Teachers and Administrators Pack Buffalo Hearing on Testing

Force for Real Education Reform Emerges

FairTest Infographic: Common Core: More Tests, But Not Better


Testing Resistance & Reform News: Sept. 25 - October 2, 2013

The U.S. government may be largely shut down but federally mandated testing overkill continues throughout the country.  Interesting to note that opposition to high-stakes standardized exams is one issue on which elements of the "left," "right," and "center" increasingly find common ground.

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: Sept. 19 - 25, 2013

The volume of news coverage about testing protests and critiques continues to soar as more and more parents, teachers, parents and researchers across the nation say "Enough is Enough!"

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New Yorkers Assail Education Officials Over Testing Insanity

FairTest Press Release on 2013 Release of SAT Scores

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for use with annual SAT scores release –  12:01am Thursday, September 26, 2013

Testing Resistance & Reform News: Sept. 12 -18, 2013

The rising tide of opposition to test-and-punish education schemes demonstrated its growing strength in the political arena last week, propelling opponents of standardized exam overkill to victory at the ballot box and pushing policymakers to approve a "pause" in California's testing consequences.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 5 - 11, 2013

The school year is barely underway, and already many stories are appearing about the escalating resistance to testing overkill and Common Core exams.

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Standardized Testing Sparks Growing Grassroots Rebellion

2014 National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Scores Released

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for immediate release, Thursday, September 11, 2014



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