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Congress to Vote on No Child Left Behind Overhaul

ESEA Reauthorization:

A New Basis to Expand High-Stakes Testing Resistance and Assessment Reform

By Monty Neill

FairTest's event to honor Nancy Carlsson-Paige & Lani Guinier was a great success.

On November 11, 2015, FairTest honored Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Lani Guinier with the Deborah W. Meier Heroes in Education award. Lani Guinier is the Bennett Boskey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of The Tyranny of the Meritocracy. Nancy Carlsson-Paige is co-founder of Defending the Early Years and Professor Emerita at Lesley University.

FairTest board member Deborah Meier presented the award to Nancy. NAACP-Legal Defense and Education Fund President presented the award to Lani Guinier.

Testing Reform Victories 2015: Growing Grassroots Movement Rolls Back Testing Overkill

for further information:

 

Lisa Guisbond     (617) 959-2371

Dr. Monty Neill     (617) 477-9792

Independent Test Results Show NCLB Fails

INDEPENDENT TEST RESULTS SHOW NCLB FAILS

No Child Left Behind (NCLB) was signed into law in 2002, the latest version of the long-standing Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). Its provisions, such as testing grades 3-8 annually in reading and math and punitive sanctions, took effect over the next several years. The law is eight years overdue for reauthorization by Congress. In 2015, both the House and Senate approved reauthorization bills and as of October 2015 are working on a compromise.

FairTest Reaction: Latest NAEP Results Add To Evidence Of Test-And-Punish Era Failures

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Reform Movement Reacts to Obama Administration Statement, School Chiefs Survey on Testing Overkill

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

                   cell (239) 699-0468

Guide to organizing by Jeanette Deutermann

See this guide to organizing by Jeanette Deutermann, leader of the hugely successful Long Island Opt Out.

California Suspends High School Graduation Test

for further information:

Lisa Guisbond  (617) 959-2371
Dr. Monty Neill  (617) 477-9792
Bob Schaeffer   (239) 395-6773

                   

for immediate release, Thursday, October 8, 2015

CALIFORNIA SUSPENDS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST,
MAKING 30,000+ YOUNG PEOPLE ELIGIBLE FOR RETROACTIVE DIPLOMAS;
JOINS NATIONAL TREND OF STATES REPEALING EXIT EXAMS

 

850 Colleges, Universities Are Test-Optional, Including 195 Top-Tier Schools

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Bob Schaeffer (239) 395-6773

                   cell (239) 699-0468

 

Class of 2016 National Merit Scholarship Cut-Off Scores Vary By State But Assure Most Awards Go To Affluent Families

     Note:      "The state-by-state cut-off scores listed here are for the high school class graduating in 2016.  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has not yet set stat

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