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A Message from Diane Ravitch

December 13, 2011

A slide show of basic facts about Duncan's AYP waiver plan and the Senate HELP bill reauthorizing ESEA

IS AYP Dead? A Webinar.
The National Education Association and the Forum on Educational Accountability produced a webinar on November 29, 2011 for NEA members about waivers and the Senate HELP Committee reauthorization of ESEA. The webinar presented descriptive, factual information to the participants; it contains little analysis or comment. This version has a few additional or modified slides created by FairTest after the webinar was broadcast.

Summary and Critique of Key Provisions in Harkin-Enzi ESEA/NCLB Reauthorization Bill of October 2011

Summary and Critique of Key Provisions in Harkin-Enzi ESEA/NCLB
Reauthorization Bill of October 2011

FairTest review, analysis – summary and critique notes, October 16, 2011

Contacting your Senators to recommend changes to NCLB

Contacting your Senators to recommend changes to NCLB:

You can reach your members of Congress or the Committees by fax, phone, email or regular mail.

A fax is the best way to contact Senators, if you can, since it arrives immediately and you can provide a bit of detail (but keep it to a page, two at most). You can fax the Democrat majority of the HELP committee directly at 202-224-5128, and you can fax the Republicans at 202-224-6510.

FairTest Under Attack! -- How You Can Help

As the assessment reform movement grows ever stronger - with many more students opting out of exams and dozens of additional colleges dropping ACT/SAT requirements - knee-jerk defenders of the test-crazy status quo have launched a nasty counter-attack focused on FairTest.

Opting Out

Just Say No to the Test

“Opting out” of testing is a potentially powerful way to resist No Child Left Behind and the way standardized testing distorts and corrupts K-12 classrooms. Growing numbers of parents and students are questioning the value of NCLB testing and saying they want to exercise the right to opt out.

FairTest responds to the Administration's dangerous "flexibility" proposals to change NCLB.

In "From the Frying Pan to the Fire While Adding Gasoline," FairTest
responds to the Administration's dangerous "flexibility" proposals to
change NCLB.

What Should Congress Do About Teacher Evaluation?

The Forum on Educational Accountability has published a public letter: What Should Congress Do About Teacher Evaluation? A Public Letter from the Forum on Educational Accountability.(PDF)

FairTest Critiques Sen. Alexander's ESEA-NCLB proposals: The few benefits don't outweigh the problems.

FairTest Press Release on Many Test-Optional Schools Earning High U.S. News Rankings

for immediate release, Tuesday, September 13, 2011

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