Testing Resistance & Reform News: Sept. 25 - October 2, 2013
The U.S. government may be largely shut down but federally mandated testing overkill continues throughout the country. Interesting to note that opposition to high-stakes standardized exams is one issue on which elements of the "left," "right," and "center" increasingly find common ground.
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Flawed Exams Support Phony School Accountability -- FairTest op ed in Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Florida Lawmaker Proposes Testing Moratorium
School Board Endorses Anti-High-Stakes-Testing Resolution
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Texas Abandons Bush's "No Child" Fantasy But Promises 100% Proficiency By 2019-2020
Tests Failing, Not Students
Endless Rounds of Standardized Testing Don't Improve Education
Testing Obsession is Killing Many Schools
Common Core Dilemma: Will the Littlest Learners Be Able to Type Tests
Don't Gag Parents Who Review Common Core Test Questions
Read and Use FairTest's Common Core Myths and Realities Fact Sheet
Four Decades of Failed School "Reform"
Bill Gates: "It Would Be Great if Our Education Stuff Worked, But . . . "
Arne Duncan Criticizes "Armchair Pundits" (Who Actually Know What They Are Talking About)
"Education Spring Is Here to Stay"
The Dangers of Computerized Essay Grading
Unless Teachers Write and Score the Tests, Education Won't Improve
A Student Says "No" to More Standardized Testing
New Book Honors Life and Work of Asa Hilliard, former FairTest Board member
High-Stakes Testing Supports "Rigged Game" -- from poetry slam
Jonathan Kozol Reviews Diane Ravitch's New Book
Interview with Dr. Ravitch
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