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Why my kids played hooky from school tests

“Comparison is the thief of joy,” America’s consummate individualist Teddy Roosevelt said. It’s a proverb I wish the Colorado Department of Education would embrace.

I’m told “comparability” is a buzzword at the CDE, something they insist is crucial in public education. 20 more words

ESSA Assessment Committee discusses transparency through opt-out forms for parents, testing calendar

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Assessment Committee met Tuesday, September 27, at the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) office in Roseville to review two pieces: draft(s) of parent opt-out forms and testing calendars. 538 more words


New Jersey <3's PARCC

Garden State teachers and students returned to school this month to find that both the state board of education and department of education have declared undying love and devotion to the… 1,388 more words


There Is No Conflict Between Opting Out of Tests and Fighting Competency-Based Education

What is competency-based education? Twenty or thirty years ago, it referred to skill-based education, and critics complained that CBE downgraded the importance of knowledge.

Today CBE has a different meaning. 900 more words

Standardized Testing

Choice--It IS YOUR Choice Who Parents YOUR Child

“Choice” – It Is YOUR Choice Who Parents YOUR Child

We had to share this from a mom who is not going take it anymore and we want to encourage you to stand up too! 908 more words

Extension Likely Coming Soon for ComEd Customers ‘Deferring’ Smart Meter Installations

by K.T. Weaver, SkyVision Solutions 

We have previously communicated through this website on how Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) customers are being mistreated by not having a permanent smart meter refusal option even though downstate Illinois customers of Ameren do have such an option [1]. 1,146 more words

Smart Grid, Smart Meters, And RF Emissions