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Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 30 - May 6, 2014

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

Is Opting Out of Common Core Tests a "Crime" in Alabama?  No!
http://dailycaller.com/2014/05/05/is-opting-out-common-core-tests-a-crime-in-alabama/

Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 23 - 29, 2014

This week's stories about test protest and reform activities -- as well as a few victories -- come from more than a third of the states, as the movement continues to spread, intensify and gain more clout.

Four Reasons Why Alabama Parents Want to Opt Their Kids Out of Tests
http://blog.al.com/breaking/2014/04/4_reasons_parents_want_to_opt.html

Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 16 - 22, 2014

Another week of sharp commentaries, effective grassroots organizing, and significant policy victories for Testing Resistance & Reform Spring (http://www.resistthetest.org).

Work through to the end of this long list of great clips, and you will reach two fine pieces of satire.

Testing the Limits of Testing
http://www.districtadministration.com/article/testing-limits-testing

Assessing the Assessments: Learning From the "Reform" Mistakes of the Past

Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 9 - 15, 2014

New York was "ground zero" for protests against standardized exams in the first half of April with at least 33,000 students opting out, but Testing Resistance & Reform Spring actions also took place in at least a dozen and a half other states. Check out this week's stories for details, then go to http://www.resistthetest.org to share your upcoming events with allies across the nation.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 5- 8, 2014

It's only been four days since Friday's "special issue" on the rapidly accelerating movement to replace standardized exam overkill with performance assessment, and there are already more than two dozen stories about testing resistance and related issues from 18 states.  Remember that an archive of news clips is online at http://www.fairtest.org/news --  you can help support this work, and the movement it serves, by c

Special Edition: Testing Resistance & Reform News: April 2 - 4, 2014

The 2014 round of standardized exam administration got underway in several states this week. As predicted by FairTest and our Testing Resistance & Reform Spring (TRRS) allies, opt-out campaigns and other forms of protest exploded in many communities. In just the past three days, we've seen so many great news clips that we could not wait until our normal Tuesday distribution date to circulate them nationally. 

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 26 - April 1, 2014

With each passing week, there are more and more stories about the growing high-stakes testing resistance movement.  Help ensure reporters, allies and policy-makers know about your local protest activities by posting them on the national map at:    http:/www.resistthetest.org

Opt Out to Say "Enough is Enough" on Student Testing

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 19 - 25, 2014

Anyone who still believes that the resistance to testing misuse and overuse is confined to a few big cities and "liberal" activists, should click through this week's news clips. In fact, testing protests are spreading across "deep red" states" such as Alaska, Tennessee, Texas and Utah. And "conservative" commentators are speaking out against standardized exam overkill.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: March 5 - 11, 2014

Testing Resistance & Reform Spring is taking off across the nation. This week's stories include articles about protests against standardized exam overkill in a dozen states plus several excellent commentaries.  Be sure to post your events and take advantage of the resources available to support your work via the new, simpler URL: http://www.resistthetest.org -- as always, feel free to use or adapt the many useful fact sheets at http://www.fairtest.org

Testing Resistance & Reform News: February 26 - March 4, 2014

Last weekend's Network for Public Education conference in Austin provided another boost for the growing power of campaigns to overhaul school testing policies -- many plenaries and workshops addressed assessment issues.  This week's large batch of clips shows the breadth and depth of the movement. 

The Rising Tide of Opt Outs
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2014/03/opting_out_of_testing.html

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