Weekly Round-Up of Ed-related News from FairTest

Here is yet another list of news items about resistance to the Global Educational Deformation Movement, from Bob Schaeffer of FairTest.

NC State Super: Testing Craze Wastes Taxpayer Dollars
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/12/21/3739031/morrison-177-state-tests-waste.html#storylink=cpy

Top-Down Testing Programs Send Wrong Message to Students and Teachers
http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/overabundance-tests-schools-sends-wrong-message-article-1.1224846

Pressure Builds for Texas Test System Overhaul
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Texas-lawmakers-eye-falling-STAAR-4142444.php

The Gap Between Education Research and Testing Policy
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jack-jennings/mind-the-gap_2_b_2324262.html
FairTest Fact Sheet: Why Teacher Evaluation Shouldn’t Rest on Student Test Scores
http://fairtest.org/sites/default/files/Teacher-Evaluation-FactSheet-10-12.pdf

Hearts and Souls of American Teachers  — A School Board Leader Speaks Out
http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/hearts-and-souls-american-teachers#.UNcwqJGY-sk.mailto

4,000 Rhode Island Teachers Sign Petition Against New Evaluation System
http://news.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/2012/12/evaluation-system-puts-ri-teachers-on-edge.html

South Carolina Teachers Criticize Test-Based Grading Plan
http://www.thestate.com/2012/12/26/2568261/sc-plan-to-grade-teachers-stirs.html#.UNxPCGeDmSp

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
ph-   (239) 395-6773    fax-  (239) 395-6779
cell-  (239) 699-0468
web- http://www.fairtest.org

Schaeffer also makes a pitch for donations:

If you find these news summaries helpful, please consider making a year-end gift to FairTest so we can continue this important work.  All donations are completely tax-deductible.

To contribute, simply click on http://tinyurl.com/SupportFairTest or mail your check to FairTest, P.O. Box 300204, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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