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Preaching Beyond the Choir: Refuse the PARCC

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

-Margaret Mead

Last night, at the second public hearing of the Study Commission on the Use of Student Assessments in NJ, it was clear that there is a ” small group of thoughtful, committed citizens” embarking on a journey to reverse damaging and money-driven education reforms. 850 more words


Verizon eats its supercookies: Lets users opt out of ID tracking

Verizon said on Friday it will soon launch an program that will allow its customers to opt out of “supercookies,” a pervasive customer tracking tool that records all activity on the mobile web or mobile apps. 241 more words

Heroic PTA

We have seen organic opt-out movements over the past couple of years from parents in different parts of the state.  We have seen a few heroic teachers, including our very own Beth Dimino, refuse to administer state assessments in the spring.   401 more words


How To Protect Your Data And Remove Personal Information From The Internet

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Activism in Education: Looking Beyond the PARCC

As the dates for the test get closer, it becomes less and less likely that NJ will join the many states that have bowed out of the PARCC. 764 more words


Illinois State Representative Guzzardi: First bill strengthens parent opt-out rights.

Illinois’s progressive State Representative Will Guzzardi has introduced his first bill.

House Bill 0306.

Guzzardi explained his bill in a Facebook post:

First bill filed. Gives parents the right to opt their students out of standardized testing, a right which students themselves currently have but their legal guardians don’t. 277 more words


How to Contribute to NYSAPE Opt-Out Billboards

NYSAPE has started a campaign to purchase “Refuse the Tests” ads on billboards placed strategically around the state.  This fall all PJSTA members reduced their VOTE-COPE contributions to $0 for the year.   117 more words