Testing Reform in the News -- September 17 - 25, 2012

Another week chock-full of good coverage of test-misuse critics and the growing resistance to high-stakes standardized exams:

What Do ACT and SAT Scores Really Mean?
   http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/what-do-sat-act-scores-really-mean/2012/09/24/33e341c0-0675-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_blog.html

Chicago Strike is "Tip of the Iceberg" for Disastrous Consequences of School "Reform"
   http://www.enewspf.com/opinion/36357-chicago-strike-tip-of-iceberg-in-school-reforms-disastrous-consequences.html

Standing Up for Teachers
   http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/eugene-robinson-standing-up-for-teachers/2012/09/17/ad3ee650-00fd-11e2-b257-e1c2b3548a4a_story.html

Can the Chicago Teachers Strike Fix Democratic Education Reform?
   http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/107294/can-the-chicago-teachers%E2%80%99-strike-fix-democratic-education-reform#

What's Missing from the Chicago Strike Debate
   http://www.thenation.com/article/169962/whats-missing-chicago-strike-debate#

High-Stakes Test Cheating Thrives While Investigations Languish
   http://www.ajc.com/news/news/education/school-test-cheating-thrives-while-investigations-/nSHwF/

The War on Public Schools
   http://www.zcommunications.org/the-war-on-public-schools-by-ken-jones

Texas "Mothers Against Drunk Testing"
   http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-stanford/texas-standardized-testing_b_1905972.html

Ohio Superintendents Stand Up Against Third Grade Retention
   http://www.forumforeducation.org/blog/standing-schools-and-kids