resistance

Sample letter to editor on the National Resolution (longer)

It's MCAS time in Massachusetts. Our children, like their peers around the country, are spending less time learning, more time prepping for, taking and worrying about standardized tests.

Are you are concerned about the ever-increasing influence of standardized testing on your children? Do you have the feeling that your child is getting test prep while suburban kids are still learning a broad and deep curriculum that better prepares them for college and careers? Take heart. A national rebellion started Monday, April 23, and is spreading rapidly throughout the United States.

Sample Sample letter to editor on the National Resolution (short)

School’s out for summer, to the relief of millions of test-weary students, teachers and parents. Our children are spending less time learning, more time prepping for, taking and worrying about standardized tests.

Are you are concerned about the increasing influence of standardized testing on your children? Do feel your child is getting test prep while other kids are still learning a broad and deep curriculum that better prepares them for college and careers? Take heart. A national rebellion started this spring and is spreading rapidly throughout the United States.

Sample Letter to state and federal legislators on the National Resolution

Dear (Legislator/Congressperson),

Sample Letter to local PTA/PTO, civic and other organizations On the National Resolution

Dear Members/Board Members of the [name] PTA/PTO,

I'm writing to ask you to help curb the pervasive high-stakes testing that is damaging our children's education. Please join me in endorsing the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing. I attach a copy.

Sample Letter to local school board on the National Resolution

Dear [School board member/organization leader],

Sample Letter to friends and colleagues on the National Resolution

Dear [your friend/colleague],

I'm writing to ask you to help curb the pervasive high-stakes testing that is damaging our children's education. Please join me in endorsing the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing. (I attach a copy of it.)  

High-Stakes Testing Resistance Spreads Across Nation

for further information:
Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 477-9792
Bob Schaeffer     (239) 395-6773

 

for immediate release, Tuesday, June 26, 2012

HIGH-STAKES TESTING RESISTANCE SPREADS ACROSS NATION;
RESOLUTIONS, BOYCOTTS, OPT-OUTS SHOW INCREASED PUBLIC OPPOSITION
TO FAILED “TEST-AND-PUNISH” SCHOOL POLICIES

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