Daily Archives: February 13, 2015

Nick Tampio: Why We Are Opting Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nicholas Tampio, a professor at Fordham University, explains why his children will not take the state tests. “Our family is refusing the Common Core state tests in the spring. We refuse the tests…

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FairTest: Another Week of Test Resistance and Protests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is the weekly update from Bob Schaeffer of FairTest, covering testing news from around the nation. While parents and teachers loudly say “Enough is enough,” the key figures in Congress and the…

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February 13, 2015 – NATIONAL TORTELLINI DAY – NATIONAL BLAME SOMEONE ELSE DAY

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Superintendent: Standardized Testing Vs. “Future-Ready”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thomas Alston, superintendent of the Avonworth School District in western Pennsylvania, was thrilled to be invited to the White House with other superintendents, where they met President Obama and Secretary Duncan and mutually…

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David Greene: The Importance of Respect–for Students and Teachers Alike

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Greene, a veteran educator, reflects on the meaning of respect and wonders why our society no longer respects teachers–and if it ever did. He certainly respected his teachers. They changed his life.…

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Where Do Democrats Stand on Ed Reform?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The reader who signs in as Chiara asks a pertinent question: Where do Democrats stand on what is now as “Ed reform” but is actually better understood as the Standardization Movement, the Testocracy,…

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