Last Week’s News On Protests Against Educational DEforms

A weekly roundup by Bob Schaeffer:

Atlanta School Leaders Indicted in Test-Cheating Scandal
Atlanta Test Cheating: Tip of the Iceberg
Teacher Leader Blames High-Stakes Testing Pressure for Wave of Cheating Scandals
Atlanta Scandal Exposes Test Score Racket
Let’s Stop Cheating Our Kids With High-Stakes Testing
New FairTest Report Finds Widespread Test Score Manipulation, Further Undermining Credibility

Cheating Scandals Are a Direct Result of George W. Bush Texas “Reforms”
Road to Atlanta Cheating Scandal Runs Right Through Obama-Duncan White House

Texas Reevaluates Testing in Lower Grades
Texas Parents Join Forces to Reduce Testing

Culture of Testing Drives N.Y. Parents to Opt-Out
Parents Stand with Teachers Against Excessive Testing
Bloomberg Testing Policy Flunks 2,000+ NYC Third Graders

Look Beyond Standardized Testing to Grade Students

Santa Claus and Standardized Tests: A View from Colorado

Portland, Oregon, Students Say: “Testing Isn’t Educating”

Rhetoric vs Research on Rhode Island High-Stakes Test

Parents Opt Children Out of Chicago Testing Overkill

Teaching to the Test is Taking Over Mississippi Schools: Diary of a First-Year Teacher

No Punishment for Seattle Teachers’ MAP Test Boycott
Victory for Garfield (and other school) Teachers

Why I Won’t Let My Son Take the Pennsylvania PSSA Test

Opting Out of Florida Test is Possible, Though Schools Discourage It

Opt-Out Activists to Occupy U.S. Department of Energy

United Kingdom Teachers Union Moves Toward 2014 Test Boycott

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
ph-   (239) 395-6773    fax-  (239) 395-6779
cell-  (239) 699-0468

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