Once again, Bob Schaeffer of FairTest has done a great job of collecting news items about how parents, teachers, students and members of the public are fighting back against GERM, the Global Educational Rephorm (or DEform) Movement led by billionaires and hedge-fund capitalists.
As the public digests the implication of last week’s election results, there is increasing push back against the high-stake-testing status quo and the politicians who stubbornly embrace it in the face of ever-growing resistance (and evidence)!
Revolt Against High-Stakes Testing Escalates
Did Educators Lose in the Process of Obama Victory
Time for a New Education Reform Agenda
District Right to Opt-Out of Race to the Trough Competition
Time to Role Back “No Child Left Behind” — support from a libertarian foundation
Data and Testing: Has Education Lost Its Focus?
Why the Latest Rhetoric on Teacher Evaluation is Nonsense
see also new FairTest fact sheet “Why Teacher Evaluation Should Not Rely on Test Scores” —http://fairtest.org/sites/default/files/Teacher-Evaluation-FactSheet-10-12.pdf
Value-Added Doesn’t Work for Special Ed. Teachers
Time on Testing: 738 Minutes in Three Weeks
Teaching to the Test Doesn’t Help Students — a New York City Council member chimes in
U.K Government Cracks Down on Pearson’s Dominance of Education — How about a similar investigation in the U.S.
Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
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