FairTest, in collaboration with independent counselor Elizabeth Stone, generated such strong public pressure that the College Board was forced to withdraw its plan to offer a unique, mid-summer SAT only for students enrolled in a special program at Amherst College which costs $4,500. See the story here.
At a reception and ceremony on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at the Julia Richman Education Complex in Manhattan, New York City, FairTest will honor Diane Ravitch for her longtime commitment and contribution to public education, especially to educational equity.
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.
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We give a special thank you to long-time testing reform educator Brenda
Engel. Brenda is also a fine watercolorist, and she generously donated
the proceeds from her recent Cambridge, MA gallery show to FairTest.