Resisting the Maniacal Testing Regime – from Bob Schaeffer

Here’s Bob Schaeffers weekly roundup of current resistance to our Orwellian testing regime.

(As you may have noticed, I haven’t been keeping up – visiting daughter & family out in SF, taking care of grand-daughter here in DC, and taking care of an aching back – caused by ditch digging at the observatory I belong to)

It really is wonderful to see all these people actively resisting the testing regime being foisted on us by clueless, greedy billionaires:


As testing season peaks in U.S. public schools, the tide of resistance continues to surge.

Many Students Blow Off California Smarter Balanced Pilot Exams My Kids Played Hookey From This Year’s Colorado State Tests


Many Connecticut Students Skip New Common Core Tests

Alternative to Connecticut’s Failed Tests is Not More Tests 

Meet the New Florida Test, Same as the Old Test With a Different Name,9636

Teachers Refuse to Give Tests at High School for New Immigrants
Politically Driven Third-Grade Reading Test is “Path to Failure” for North Carolina
School Board Member Calls North Carolina Testing Regime “Abuse” 

Ohio Parents and Teachers Skewer State-Mandated High-Stakes Exams

Parents Mobilize to Overhaul Third Grade Reading Test Requirement 

Cutting Exams Will Save Pennsylvania Taxpayers Millions

Letter: Opt Your Kids Out of Pennsylvania’s Classroom Diagnostic Test 

Rhode Island Legislature May End Grad Test Requirement


Teachers to Sue Houston, Texas, Over Test-Score-Based Evaluations

Texas Governor Candidate Supports Less Testing, More Performance-Based Assessment 

Arne Duncan Will Soon Label Every Washington State School a Failure: Cue the Revolt

Washington School Board Member to Duncan: Take Your Waiver and . . . . 

Pearson Wins Huge Common Core Testing Contract Despite Track-Record of Failures


10 Things SAT Scores Won’t Tell You


Principal: Test-Fixated “Reform” Is Destroying Childhood


Standardized Exam Essay Robo-Graders Flunk the Test

Bob Schaeffer, Public Education Director
FairTest: National Center for Fair & Open Testing
office-   (239) 395-6773   fax-  (239) 395-6779
mobile- (239) 696-0468


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