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Opt-Out Movement and Teachers: Opportunity Lost?

When Lily Eskelsen Garcia (NEA) and Randi Weingarten (AFT) both turn their backs on parents who oppose the corporate education scam of mandated high stakes testing, it is time to question why they are doing this. 630 more words

Testing

NPE Lessons LIVE and the Raw Truth: What do we need to do?

Viewing the LIVE coverage of the Network for Public Education Conference is an enlightening experience to say the least. The vast differences of experiences from teacher to teacher, age category to age category and location to location exposes an overview of the corporate education reform plan to treat teachers and teaching as mechanisms to be cheaply reproduced. 235 more words

Government

NPE and the Flying Fickle Finger of Fate

The Flying Fickle Finger of Fate has interfered with my being able to attend the Network for Public Education Conference in Chicago on April 25 & 26. 155 more words

Civic Duty

High Stakes Testing? It's all about the power and the money - again.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the state legislature continue to play power games with high stakes testing while pretending to save the children and all of public education from testing harm. 663 more words

Government

I DARE YOU TO TAKE A MANDATED READING TEST FOR A NINE YEAR-OLD.

“We took tests when we were kids, and…”
– commonly said by legislators and people who repeat TV talk show blather

STOP!!!

I DARE YOU TO TAKE A MANDATED READING TEST FOR A NINE YEAR-OLD. 477 more words

Testing

Pearson: Who scores your child's tests?

Who are the experts that score your child’s state mandated high stakes tests from Pearson?

(Remember that these test scores determine your child’s future, the school’s funding and rating, the surrounding property values, and the firing or retention of your child’s teachers.) 375 more words

Betrayal

Isn't it about time to demand a Congressional investigation of Pearson?

Which organizations are willing to call for or demand a Congressional investigation of Pearson?

Let’s give Pearson’s abuse of power the national media attention it deserves. 397 more words

Government