Testing Resistance & Reform News: June 13-19, 2013
The ever-growing movement of parents, students, teachers and researchers resisting high-stakes testing is finally being heard by some politicians: the week after Gov. Rick Perry signed legislation rolling back testing in Texas, New York City mayoral candidates agree that there are too many 'standardized exams, and even U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has agreed to postpone some of the Obama Administration's most damaging high-stakes testing mandates.
Of course, there's much more to be done . . . and won. Keep escalating the pressure!
More Virginia Families Boycott Standards of Learning Tests
New Jersey Parents Promote Test Overhaul Through Petition and Opt Outs
NYC Mayoral Candidates Want to Limit Standardized Exams
Chicago Parents Students Say Charter Schools Used Selective Expulsions to Boost Test Score Averages
Tide Turns Against Test-Driven "Reforms" in Indiana
Errors Bedevil Testing Companies
Perry Extends Texas Testing Rollback
Texas Governor Vetoes Bill Cutting Interim Tests and Requiring Validity Study After Signing Limits on End-of-Course Exams
Number of Texas Tests Still Too High
Great Teachers Are Another Casualty of Excessive Testing
Encourage Your Colleagues, Family and Friends to Sign the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing
Duncan Will Support One-Year Delay for States to Evaluate Teachers by Student Test Scores
What Do Standardized Tests Really Tell Us?
Test Score Deception Boosts Ed "Reform" -- Lessons From Massachusetts
Ed "Reform" Leaders' Assumptions Falling Apart
Interview with Author of "No Child Held Back"
Teachers Letters to Bill Gates About the Failure of Corporate-Driven School Policies
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