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Congress Needs a Different ESEA Blueprint

By Monty Neill, Interim Executive Director

This was posted on the National Journal blog at

The Obama Administration's "Blueprint for Reform" continues to rely far too heavily on standardized tests to control schools and define learning. As a result, it provides far too little reform of the discredited No Child Left Behind law (NCLB). Too much of this plan merely rearranges the deck chairs on the Titanic.

FairTest in the News Febraury 2010

On February 17, the Washington Post "The Answer Sheet" blog featured a contribution by FairTest's Lisa Guisbond on linking teachers' pay to their students' test scores, which attracted more reader comments than any other posting to the site in the past several months:

The Atlanta Journal Constitution on FairTest's National Merit Score Re-Post

FairTest Letter to the Editor in the Washington Times.

LETTER TO EDITOR: Test scores do not equal merit

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Columnist Ken Blackwell correctly identifies FairTest, the National Center for Fair & Open Testing,

FairTest in the News October 2008

New York Times:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/23/education/23sat.html  -- in addition, a Times news service version of the same story quoting FairTest ran in dozens of other major newspapers around the country

USA Today  http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2008-10-22-readistep_N.htm

FairTest Has Moved

As of Wednesday, October 1, 2008 the new address of FairTest is 

15 Court Square, Suite 820
Boston, MA 02108

NEW PHONE: (857) 350-8207
NEW FAX: (857)350-8209

email and web information will remain the same!

FairTest Article on NCLB in AFSC journal Peacework

FairTest Article on NCLB in AFSC journal Peacework:

 The September issue of Peacework focues on education activism, providing a rich set of resources for parents, educators, students and other activists. FairTest's Monty Neill's lead article focuses on overhauling federal law (at http://www.peaceworkmagazine.org/beyond-no-child-left-behind). Issue contents are summarized below. You can read all the articles on the web at http://www.peaceworkmagazine.org/.

Video: "FairTest: You Can't Judge Learning with a Standardized Test"

Lisa Guisbond: Resist the testing bandwagon. Projo.com Op Ed.



Lisa Guisbond: Resist the testing bandwagon

01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, May 4, 2008




THE RHODE ISLAND Board of Regents will discuss on May 15 proposed changes to the state’s high-school-graduation requirements that may increase the weight placed on state test scores. The board should think twice before going down this road.

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