Saturday, October 13, 2012

The revolution is growing!

Over the last few weeks I have communicated with numerous public education advocates from across New York State.  Many of these fine folks were involved in the opt-out movement last year or are organizing boycotts of state assessments for the first time.  It is nice to know we are not alone!  Soon many of us will be uniting to brainstorm and further spread the defense of our public schools.  The opt-out movement has the potential to be a force to deal with this year!


NY times story on the upcoming (October 23-25) Field Tests.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/education/dear-teacher-johnny-isnt-sick-hes-just-boycotting-the-test.html

Anti-testing resolution from my a school board member in my community: 
http://karakane.tumblr.com/post/33334525257/draft-resolution-for-my-local-school-board-on

Here are some new articles from principals in New York State who understand the hard of high-stakes testing on our children:


Peter DeWitt, Albany area: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/finding_common_ground/2012/10/there_is_a_silver_bullet_to_save_education.html

Carol Burris, Long Island:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/10/12/something-is-wrong-when/