Weekly education resistance news roundup from FaiTest

From Bob Schaeffer:

With schools open across the nation, opposition to the planned Common Core Assessments is surging. As protests spread, more commentators are taking note of the disconnect between the growing resistance to standardized exam overkill among parents, teachers and community leaders and the stubborn support of failed testing policies by public officials.

Remember that back issues or these weekly updates are available at: http://fairtest.org/news/whats%20new

Common Core Assessment Myths — New FairTest Fact Sheet

http://fairtest.org/common-core-assessments-factsheet

States Worried About Common Core Tests

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/08/29/states-core-tests/

Most School Districts Cannot Handle Common Core Technology Demands

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2013/09/05/networks-core-common-002/?ps=23351-0013000000j04Vt-0033000000q5P4J

Why a Common Core Standards Proponent Opposes the Common Core Tests

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/e-d-hirsch-jr/common-core-tests_b_3824859.html

A Test for New York Mayoral Candidates

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/test-mayoral-candidates-article-1.1444953

Stop and Frisk These Test Scores

http://thejosevilson.com/stop-and-frisk-these-test-scores/#sthash.6ysFVRdT.9Krxphzo.dpbs

New Yorkers Organize “Send Back the Scores” Protest Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/238152966333080/

More Georgia Parents Eager to Opt-Out of State Tests

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/88130/

Illinois District Super Says Cut-Score Increase will “Push Students Off Cliff”

http://www.gcsdblogs.org/kuffel/?p=847

Back to School for Providence Student Activists

http://providence.thephoenix.com/news/155349-extracurricular-activism/?page=1#TOPCONTENT

North Carolina Parents, Teachers Seek Testing Moratorium

http://www.mecklenburgacts.org/2013/09/stop-high-stakes-msl-tests-now/

Failed Tennessee Testing Model Perpetuates Educational Injustice

http://truth-out.org/news/item/18476-state-failures-national-models-and-the-perpetuation-of-educational-injustice

The Flaws of Politicians’ School Grading Schemes

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/56819173-82/schools-students-grading-utah.html.csp

Huge Disconnect Between Public and Policymakers on Education

http://takingnote.learningmatters.tv/?p=6527

Five Bad Education Assumptions the Media Keeps Recycling

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/08/29/five-bad-education-assumptions-the-media-keeps-recycling/

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
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