Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 3 - 9, 2013

The opening sentence of the first story about the Buffalo hearing says it all, "Reform of high-stakes testing for schoolchildren, a groundswell movement of lawn signs and small-scale protests, became an earthquake Wednesday evening."

2.500 Parents, Teachers and Administrators Pack Buffalo Hearing on Testing
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/education/forum-on-testing-reform...

Force for Real Education Reform Emerges
http://educationopportunitynetwork.org/a-force-for-real-education-reform...

Common Core: More Testing Madness, Not Sound Assessment
http://districtadministration.com/article/common-core-more-testing-madne...

Common Core Increases Demand for Testing Products
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/02/06testing_ep.h33.html?tkn=W...

See Brand New Common Core Infographic
http://www.fairtest.org/fairtest-infographic-common-core-more-tests-not-be

Use FairTest's Common Core Myths Fact Sheet
http://fairtest.org/common-core-assessments-factsheet

New Jersey Parents Urged to Back Common Core Testing Moratorium
http://www.northjersey.com/news/226691611_Montclair_told_to_reject_new_s...

NYC 7th Grade Test Questions Asks Students to "Assess" Mayor Bloomberg
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/test-question-bloomberg-career-worri...

Third Grader Who Was Held Back Becomes Focus of Florida Testing Battle
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-fcat-third-grade-fa...

Test-Based Grade Retention Horror Story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoQ90_APyPs&feature=youtu.be

Pittsburgh Testing Madness
http://yinzercation.wordpress.com/2013/10/02/testing-madness/

Oklahoma Principal Targeted For Aiding Test Opt-Out Drive
http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/education/jenks-school-administrator-enco...

Michigan Parent Explains Anti-High-Stakes-Testing Position
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/muskegon/index.ssf/2013/10/letters_testing....

Teach for America Alum on How Testing is Hurting Kids
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/10/09/a-teach-for-america-alu...

"No Child" Test Tutoring Scam Exposed
http://www.texastribune.org/2013/10/06/texas-stands-while-big-school-mon...

Teachers Befuddled By New Evaluation Scheme
http://www.wnyc.org/story/teachers-befuddled-evaluation-plans/

Arne Duncan Ignores Own Advice to Listen
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/10/03/duncan-fails-listening-148/

What's Holding American Students Back? The SAT and ACT
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-10-03/sat-act-college-admissio...

SAT Measures "Accumulated Advantage" Not Capacity to Do College Academic Work
http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/get-schooled/2013/oct/07/chart-sat-scores-and...

The Real Issue at the Heart of the U.S. Education Gap
http://www.alternet.org/education/central-issue-heart-americas-growing-e...

Time to Focus on Real U.S. Education Problem: Poverty
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/10/03/focus-on-poverty-147/?

Fewer, Better Tests Can Boost Student Achievement
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/09/07tucker.h33.html

Remaking Schools to Support Socio-Emotional Growth
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2013/10/02/06cashin.h33.html

Interview with Diane Ravitch on "Reign of Error"
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/10/03/diane-rav...