Press Release

for further information:
CONTACT: Monty Neill, Executive Director, FairTest, (857) 350-8207
or email monty@fairtest.org
Lisa Guisbond, K-12 Test Reform Analyst, FairTest, 617-730-5445,
or email lisa.guisbond@verizon.net395-6773

New Poll Shows Growing Discontent With "No Child" Law

for further information:

Dr. Monty Neill (857) 350-8207

or Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

for release with Gallup/PDK poll – embargoed until 12:01am, Tuesday, August 28, 2007


"A Contrarian View of the Testing Industry,"

The Summer 2006 Issue
of the quarterly National Crosstalk features a
lengthy cover profile of FairTest titled, "A
Contrarian View of the Testing Industry
," which accurately
describes FairTest's situation.



The January 18, 2006 Ed Week featured a piece on FairTest and the Joint Organizational Statement on NCLB

Education Week, January 18, 2006
At 4, NCLB Gets Praise and Fresh Call
to Amend It
By Andrew Trotter and Michelle R. Davis

A coalition of school, civil rights, and child-advocacy groups
handed a list of 14 recommendations for changing the federal
No Child Left Behind Act to congressional staff members at the
U.S. Capitol last week, just a day after President Bush vigorously
defended the law on its fourth anniversary.

Flatline NAEP Scores Show Failure of Test-Driven School Reform

for immediate release, Wednesday, October 19, 2005

No Child Left Behind Flunks on 3rd Anniversary Report Card; Law Needs Complete Overhaul to Promote School Reform

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

for publication or broadcast on or after Wednesday, January 5, 2005


Arizona Republic piece on AIMS

Education requires our support

John Scudder
Arizona Republic
Sept. 10, 2003 12:00 AM

Students Spared More MCAS Requirements; Commissioner Withdraws Proposal Due to Statewide Opposition to Using MCAS for College

for further information:
Karen Hartke (857) 350-8207
Sumner Kaplan (617) 457-8888

for immediate release Tuesday, May 28, 2002


A loud chorus of opposition from education experts, teachers, parents, college administrators and others from across the Commonwealth resulted in state Commissioner of Education David Driscoll withdrawing his motion to the Board of Education that high school students’ MCAS results be added to their transcripts.

New Study Finds Rewarding Schools for MCAS Score Gains Produces Flawed Results, Encourages Inappropriate Practices

for release after 12:01 a.m., June 27, 2002

for further information contact:
Anne Wheelock: 617-524-7324
Monty Neill: (857) 350-8207



Brookline Tab -- May 8, 2002
Guest Commentary
by Dana Monnier, Emma Stoskopf-Erlich, Riva Lencer, Irene Behrman,Adam
Stoler, Alessandro Ascherio

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