Give Arne’s “Bus Tour” a Warm Welcome, see why and link to tour schedule here.

Once again, Education Secretary Arne Duncan is running a “back to school” bus tour, starting in California on Sept. 12 and winding east to DC (see http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/secretary-duncan-and-top-education-officials-2012-cross-country-back-school-bus for detailed schedule).

Fairtest encourages testing reformers to give Duncan the “welcome” his destructive policies deserve.  A handful of people is sufficient to make a big impact. You can leaflet the locations where Duncan and his surrogates stop, challenging their policies while educating the media and the audience. The National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing provides a succinct critique of federal testing policies (see http://www.fairtest.org/national-resolution-highstakes-testing).

The tour starts in the Redwood City/Silicon Valley, California area. Other stops include: Sacramento, California; Reno and Elko, Nevada; Salt Lake City, Utah; Rawlins, Rock Springs, and Cheyenne, Wyoming; Denver and Limon, Colorado; Topeka and Emporia, Kansas; Kansas City and Columbia, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri ; Mt. Vernon, Illinois; Evansville, Indiana; Lexington, Kentucky; Charleston and McDowell County, West Virginia; Roanoke and Richmond, Virginia.

If Duncan’s bus tour is visiting your region, please help make the public aware of the growing grassroots resistance to high-stakes testing. 

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