Another week of accelerating protests against high-stakes testing. If you find these news summaries useful for your assessment reform work, please contribute to help FairTest http://tinyurl.com/supportfairtest as suggested by Michelle Fine in her acceptance speech at last week's "Heroes in Education" awards presentation
The 2013-2014 school year may be winding down but Testing Resistance & Reform Spring actions activity continues to accelerate. Remember that back issues of these weekly news summaries are archived at http://fairtest.org/news
CELEBRATE THE TESTING RESISTANCE MOVEMENT! -- Join New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, New York Principal of the Year Carol Burris and MacArthur Award winner Deborah Meier in honoring Michele Fine with FairTest's 2014 "Heroes in Education" Award
An increasing number of stories report criticism of Common Core tests and rising opposition to other high-stakes standardized exams. This week's clips include updates from 20 states, several excellent commentaries and links to important reports.
This week's stories about test protest and reform activities -- as well as a few victories -- come from more than a third of the states, as the movement continues to spread, intensify and gain more clout.
New York was "ground zero" for protests against standardized exams in the first half of April with at least 33,000 students opting out, but Testing Resistance & Reform Spring actions also took place in at least a dozen and a half other states. Check out this week's stories for details, then go to http://www.resistthetest.org to share your upcoming events with allies across the nation.