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Opting Out 102: My daughter was born on the living room floor...

This is the second post of the “Opt Out” Series…ideas that can be implemented on an individual level to make a principled stand.

To be fair, there was an underpad beneath her – kind of like those pads you put under a sheet if someone wets the bed.   500 more words

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Elsewhere in the U.S., Florida smart meter activists interviewed

Stop Smart Meters WhistleStop TOUR interviews sunny Florida residents (these residents offer a sunny hope):

 

So far in Wisconsin, “NO” is ALWAYS the answer of the Public Service Commission to smart meter opt out requests. 46 more words

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The Melo Situation

Written by Nicholas McGowan

The Melo Situation

The countdown of when we as Knicks fans and the world for that matter, will know the future of Carmelo Anthony has started. 1,122 more words

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10 Q&As About Opting Out

When talking to folks about my family’s and my decision to opt our children out of standardized testing, I (understandably) find myself answering the same ten questions about the tests, my parenting philosophy, the Common Core State Standards, and the entire school reform movement. 963 more words

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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

Parent claims Fairhaven schools misled her about mandatory testing

FAIRHAVEN — A parent says she felt school officials deceived her when they told her the PARCC test, a standardized test that could replace MCAS, was mandatory. 473 more words

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Where are the 2013 Technical Reports?: A Call for Transparency at John King's NYSED

photograph courtesy of Susan Watts/New York Daily News 12/13/13

On April 14, 2014, sociologist Aaron M. Pallas posted an illuminating report on the lack of transparency at the New York State Education Department (NYSED) with regards to its controversial standardized testing program.   432 more words