Bob Schaeffer’s Weekly Roundup of Resistance to the Billionaires’ Educational League of Charlatans & Hucksters

I’ve been remiss on not posting Bob Schaeffer’s lists. We public school teachers, parents and students should remember that not all is lost. When enough folks fight back, we will win.

Here’s this week’s list from FairTest:

With Common Core pilot-tests looming on the horizon, calls for a moratorium on the new assessments and a reduction in test volume, not another round of increases, are intensifying.

Common Core Assessments: The Next Phase of High-Stakes Testing


Advocates Press Gov. Cuomo for Common Core Testing Moratorium


Fact Sheet: Why a Common Core Moratorium is Necessary


Massive Field-Testing Makes Thousands of Children Unpaid Common Core Guinea Pigs,0,5307497,full.story


Maryland Schools Need $100 Million Computer Upgrades to Administer New Common Core Exams,0,6187986.story

Bill Seeks Suspension of 2014 Maryland State Tests,0,5292378.story

Montgomery Super: Common Core Test Scores Should Not be Used to Judge Teachers


Virginia Republican State Legislators Join Democratic Governor and Public Majority to Support Testing Rollback

Suburban Richmond School Board Considers Assessment Reform Resolution

Virginia Poll Finds Growing Voter Concern About Impact of Standardized Exam Overkill

Florida Facing Challenge Over Student Testing

Super Allows Idaho Schools to Opt Out of Some Common Core Field Tests

Louisiana Schools Need Millions More for Common Core Testing Computer Upgrades

Philadelphia Test-Cheating Scandal May Be Nation’s Largest

Minnesota Kindergarten: Too Many Tests; No Time to Play

Coloradans Say “No” to High-Stakes Testing with Highway Billboard

More Parents Resist Standardized Tests

New York Could Lead National Away From School Testing Fixation

Former Charter School Teacher Reveals Program’s Test-Prep Fixation

Take This Test (Please)

Diane Ravitch Faults Culture of Tests

The Beginning of an End to Sanction-Driven Education?

NCLB 12th Anniversary: Lake Wobegon is Finally Here

Education Bills Languish in Congress

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
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