Thursday, April 26, 2012

Opt-out movement is spreading

Here are some quick links on opting out and high-stakes testing from around New York and the nation. (updated 5/20/2012)

New York City:

 http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2012/04/16/with-test-week-here-parents-consider-the-option-of-opting-out/

http://gothamschools.org/2012/04/16/small-but-determined-band-of-families-sitting-out-the-state-tests/

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/parents-keeping-kids-state-reading-exams-article-1.1062721

Western New York:
http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/Opting-Out-of-Standardized-Tests/eu_2Enre_kyaMF7xAVXojA.cspx

http://www.wgrz.com/news/article/167080/37/Opting-Out-Of-Standardized-Tests

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/schools/article826865.ece

5/20 update: http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/from-our-readers/my-view/article860303.ece

5/20 update:     http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial-page/from-our-readers/letters-to-the-editor/article860311.ece

Central New York:
5/20 update:  Auburn area principal says APPR is bad idea.

Washington State:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/dannywestneat/2017902194_danny04.html

http://www.king5.com/news/Parents-opt-out-of-tests-grabbing-attention-146801685.html

5/20 update:  More on Snohomish parent revolt to take back their schools.
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Texas (birthplace of NCLB)
400+ Texas School Boards  say no more high-stakes testing.

5/20 update: "Lone STAAR Rebellion"


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Florida 5/20 update


Florida's FCAT problems

More on Florida's FCAT

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North Carolina 5/20 update

Questioning HST

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News Articles questioning high-stakes testing:
http://pressrepublican.com/0200_opinion/x1537355796/Editorial-Test-pressure-sure-to-grow


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/teacher-why-computerized-standardized-testing-is-frightening/2012/05/01/gIQAPpPLvT_blog.html#pagebreak

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/a-testing-culture-control-article-1.1070865

Creativity lost because of testing.

Charter school in Buffalo closed because of test scores.

Effect of high-stakes testing on Special Education students.

5/20 update The heroes of real "ed reform"

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Principals against high-stakes testing:(5/3 update)
http://www.nytimes.com/schoolbook/2012/05/02/long-island-principal-decries-quality-of-state-exams/?ref=education

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/principal-says-many-questions-flawed-on-state-standardized-tests/2012/04/25/gIQALIpthT_blog.html

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National Resolution on high-stakes Testing: looking for  individuals and organizations support.


New York State Petition against high-stakes Testing

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Commissioner Dr. John B. King's email to ask questions: Askdrjking@nysutmail.org

 

 Movement against "deformers" is growing! 

 

National School Boards Resolution against high-stakes testing. 

BOYCOTT PEARSON- creator of NYS Assessments

BE A PART OF THIS MOVEMENT TO TAKE BACK OUR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION