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Testing Resistance Movement Grows Nationwide

Go to http://www.resistthetest.org to share upcoming events with allies across the nation. Note, also, that some politicians are beginning to change policies in response to constituent pressure. 578 more words

How The Common Core Initiative Hurts Kids, Teachers, And Taxpayers

Guest Post by the Mother of Screen Shot-Capturing Student

Guest Post

by the mother of the Utah high school student who captured questionable screen shots of the Common Core/SAGE test

The minds of our children are our most precious asset. 749 more words

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Reader Responses to Utah High School Student's Screen Shots

The Utah teenager and her mother who decided to take a stand last week by taking screen shots and sharing them with the public  –photos of the SAGE/Common Core writing test,  hit some raw nerves.  1,081 more words

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AP History Changes Lean Toward a Negative American Perspective

Just sharing Wyoming teacher Christy Hooley’s article.

Negative changes have been made to AP History, which analysts are calling “a curricular coup that sets a number of dangerous precedents…” 12 more words

How The Common Core Initiative Hurts Kids, Teachers, And Taxpayers

Video: Susan Kimball, Kindergarten Teacher: Too Much Assessing and Not Enough Teaching Under Common Core

Susan Kimball, an elementary school teacher, testified to the legislature that:

In a professional development meeting inservice in November and at a faculty meeting in January, we were told in my building, and I quote: … 439 more words

How The Common Core Initiative Hurts Kids, Teachers, And Taxpayers

Frequently Asked Questions About Opting a Child Out of Common Core (SAGE) Tests

Reblogged from Wendy Hart’s blog.

(Wendy Hart is a current member of the Alpine School Board, Alpine, Utah.  She is running for re-election.  Please, if you live in ASD District, vote for her, as she is one of the few truly courageous, truly principled, outspoken and extremely knowledgable school board members in the entire state of Utah.) 1,037 more words

How The Common Core Initiative Hurts Kids, Teachers, And Taxpayers

Top Ten Scariest People in Education Reform # 3: Marc Tucker

Top Ten Scariest People in Education Reform:

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Marc Tucker, President of National Center on Education and the Economy

Countdown # 3

This is the seventh in a countdown series of introductions, a list of the top ten scariest people leading education in America.  1,317 more words

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