Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 24 - 30, 2013

It's tempting to apologize for the growing length of the weekly newsclips list. Yet, these e-blasts accurately reflect what is going on around the country. Test resistance is exploding in literally dozens of states, including New Mexico, Oklahoma, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Rhode Island, Florida, Texas and Mississippi, just in the past week. Our allies now include parents, teachers, principals, superintendents, school board members,  researchers, children's book authors, and community activists among many, many others

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 17 - 23, 2013

What a week!  There's been so much coverage of the escalating movement against high-stakes that it's hard to keep up.  Just look at our growing list of allies in these news reports: parents, students, teachers, school administrators, academic testing experts, community activists, world famous authors, public officials, Republican lawmakers and even Zombies!

Famed Authors and Illustrators of Children's Books Call on Pres. Obama to Cut Back Testing

Testing Resistance & Reform News: Oct 10 -16, 2013

This week's news clips show the assessment reform movement's geographic breadth, with stories from Oakland to Long Island and Maine to Texas.  Remember that back issues are archived at: http://fairtest.org/news

Seattle Teacher Boycott Leader Reframes "The Purpose of Education" at NBC Education Nation

Testing Resistance & Reform News: October 3 - 9, 2013

The opening sentence of the first story about the Buffalo hearing says it all, "Reform of high-stakes testing for schoolchildren, a groundswell movement of lawn signs and small-scale protests, became an earthquake Wednesday evening."

2.500 Parents, Teachers and Administrators Pack Buffalo Hearing on Testing

Force for Real Education Reform Emerges

FairTest Infographic: Common Core: More Tests, But Not Better


Testing Resistance & Reform News: Sept. 25 - October 2, 2013

The U.S. government may be largely shut down but federally mandated testing overkill continues throughout the country.  Interesting to note that opposition to high-stakes standardized exams is one issue on which elements of the "left," "right," and "center" increasingly find common ground.

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Testing Resistance & Reform News: Sept. 19 - 25, 2013

The volume of news coverage about testing protests and critiques continues to soar as more and more parents, teachers, parents and researchers across the nation say "Enough is Enough!"

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New Yorkers Assail Education Officials Over Testing Insanity

Testing Resistance & Reform News: Sept. 12 -18, 2013

The rising tide of opposition to test-and-punish education schemes demonstrated its growing strength in the political arena last week, propelling opponents of standardized exam overkill to victory at the ballot box and pushing policymakers to approve a "pause" in California's testing consequences.

Testing Resistance & Reform News: September 5 - 11, 2013

The school year is barely underway, and already many stories are appearing about the escalating resistance to testing overkill and Common Core exams.

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Standardized Testing Sparks Growing Grassroots Rebellion

Testing Resistance & Reform News: August 28 - September 5, 2013

With schools open across the nation, opposition to the planned Common Core Assessments is surging.  As protests spread, more commentators are taking note of the disconnect between the growing resistance to standardized exam overkill among parents, teachers and community leaders and the stubborn support of failed testing policies by public officials.

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Common Core Assessment Myths -- New FairTest Fact Sheet

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