Sunday, February 10, 2013

The revolution is growing!

Everyday seems to bring more news of teachers, parents and students fighting against high-stakes testing that is harming our public schools. My website hits have exploded recently. The New York Opt Out Facebook page is growing in numbers.  Parents are starting to see the harm and are stepping up to do something about the testing madness.  

Join the revolution!

Courage! Seattle's Garfield High School teachers have refused to administer the MAP standardized test. 

Garfield High School parents and students support their teachers by opting out or refusing to take the MAP test.

Portland, Oregon students start a testing boycott.

Rhode Island Students protest high-stakes testing requirements.

Some more good reads:

Parent of autistic child: "The kids who get left behind"

If New York State was serious about education.

Longer school year or day?  How about funding our schools properly first?

Test prep, a necessary evil?

Has kindergarten become too academic?