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Lee County School Board Opts All Children Out of High Stakes Tests

Today, the Washington Post reported that in Lee County, Florida, the school board voted to opt the entire school district out of high stakes testing.  The superintendent didn’t love it, but she has to abide by the vote of the board.  19 more words

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Utah Teacher: Gag Order on Teachers Hurts Students, Keeps Parents in the Dark about Tests

Wake up, Utah parents.

Diane Ravitch recently posted a letter from a Utah teacher who tried to let parents know that they ought to opt children out of the Common Core AIR/SAGE standardized tests.  81 more words

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Utah T-shirt Design Contest

Click here to participate in Utah’s Stop Common Core T-shirt Design Contest and to get information about how to vote on the winning design.

We plan to wear these shirts at upcoming state school board meetings and at the State Capitol to help raise awareness about Common Core. 10 more words

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We Will Not Conform Event: A Report

At the Provo mall theater  Tuesday night, people were being turned away because every seat was purchased for the Glenn Beck “We Will Not Conform” event.   1,063 more words

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Oklahoma Parents and Teachers Win State Supreme Court Case Against Common Core

From Jenni White of Oklahoma

After filling the Supreme Court of Oklahoma with so many people the Bailiff had to bring in folding chairs to accommodate everyone, the lawsuit brought by parents, teachers and members of our own Oklahoma state school board was heard yesterday morning.  446 more words

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STATES FACE COMMON CORE PROBLEM: WHICH TESTS?

WITH COMMON CORE, STATES FACE PROBLEM  OF WHICH TESTS TO GIVE STUDENTS

by DR. SANDRA STOTSKY

The burning education issue facing most states at the moment is which tests should they give their K-12 students next year to satisfy the conditions of their waivers from the United States Department of Education (USED) or the commitments they made  in their Race to the Top (RttT) applications, whether or not they received an RttT grant or other funds from the USED or the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 917 more words

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