Testing Reform in the News: December 13 - December 19, 2012

More good material for your holiday season reading and viewing pleasure

New Montgomery Super Showed Courage in Denouncing Standardized Tests
   http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/montgomerys-joshua-starr-shows-courage-for-denouncing-standardized-tests/2012/12/15/cb444cb4-4647-11e2-8e70-e1993528222d_story.html

Texas Business Leaders Say Students Need Less High-Stakes Testing
   http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Students-need-less-high-stakes-testing-business-4113637.php

What New Piece of the Universe Did Your Students Touch Today? -- feature article in an information-rich edition of Texas teachers' magazine
   http://tsta.org/sites/default/files/Winter-Advocate-Winter.pdf

Testing and Accountability: The "Joke" is on Us
   http://www.gainesville.com/article/20121219/OPINION01/121219626/1076/opinion?Title=Editorial-The-joke-8217-s-on-us

Is Your Child Getting a "Worksheet Education"?
   http://atthechalkface.com/2012/12/12/is-your-child-getting-a-worksheet-education/

A Connecticut Parent's Letter to Pres.Obama
   http://parentsacrossamerica.org/connecticut-parents-letter-president-obama/

Providence Teacher's "I Quit" Video Goes Viral
   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/18/stephen-round-providence_n_2318510.html

New Infographic on Standardized Testing Flaws
   http://fairtest.org/whats-wrong-standardized-tests-infographic

Ivy League Test Scores . . .For Those Who Can Afford Them
   http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-sat-prep-20121212,0,937087.story

Happy holidays to all from everyone at FairTest !!