10 Reasons to Refuse the PARCC Test for Your Child: Maryland parent on opting out of high-stakes testing

TakePart.com ran an article by Joseph Williams this week titled, “Boycotters Might Be Winning the Battle Over Standardized Testing.” In that article he writes: “In districts across the nation, from Florida to Alaska, the grassroots push for a rollback in high-stakes testing has gained momentum, and a broad coalition of parents, teachers, and advocates are …

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Top Ten Acts of Test Resistance in 2014–The greatest year of revolt against high-stakes testing in U.S. history

The year 2014 marked the greatest year of revolt against high-stakes testing in U.S. history. Across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are refusing to administer these detrimental exams—often taking great personal and professional risk to defy the corporate education reformers...Here then are my picks for the top ten most powerful acts of resistance to high-stakes, standardize testing in 2014. I hope to add your action to my list next year!

Frankenstein Fears His Monster: The Gates Foundation Wants You To Boycott High-Stakes Tests

“…the Gates Foundation agrees with those who’ve decided that assessment results should not be taken into account in high-stakes decisions on teacher evaluation or student promotion for the next two years, during this transition.”   -- Vicki Phillips, director of the U.S. education program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation   How do you know the …

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The New Conscientious Test Objectors at International High School in NYC!

A couple of days ago a New York area code popped up on my cell phone. I didn’t recognize the number—but when a teacher on the other end of line said that she was organizing a testing boycott at her high school, I certainly recognized the situation. Emily Giles, a teacher at International High School …

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