"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Friday, April 18, 2014

Opt Out Wave Growing

The articles below are captured in one day of Google Alert for "opt out."  The movement to end a century of miseducative, classist, and racist tests will not be denied.

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NY Schools Struggle Where to Put Students Who Opt Out of Standardized Tests
A battle between parents and educators has erupted over standardized testing in the state of New York. These exams have been the norm under the ...
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Growing group of parents pulling kids from FCAT testing
Florida Department of Education officials told Salomone that current law doesn't allow students to formallyopt out of the test since it is required, but ...
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Fariña reflects (again) on tests and values
Fariña reflects (again) on tests and values ... Arts tests during a speech at Cooper Union, addressing the "opt-out" movement and saying she has been ...
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Common Core test refusals are up in Merrick
When New York state debuted new standardized tests for third- to ... According to a document posted on the Facebook page Long Island Opt-out Info, ...
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Area couple battles elementary school over CRCT testing
“To my knowledge, there is not an opt-out option for the CRCT since these tests are mandated by state law,” she wrote in an email. “I have forwarded ...
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Common Core standardized tests erase educational value, PA parents can opt out - EAGnews.org ...
HOLLAND, Pa. – Common Core – what is it and just how much educational instruction time is being lost to the standardized tests used to measure ...
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Opt-out: My Opinion - SlideShare
Check your bulk/spam folders if you can't find our mail. Loading ..... A district must administer the state testand there is not an “opt-out” from the state ...

Opt Out under attack | Blind Noise
Posts about Opt Out under attack written by Blind Noise. ... high stakes tests being vigorously rammed down the throats of public school students.
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FAIRHAVEN — A parent says she felt school officials deceived her when they told her the PARCC test, a standardized test that could replace MCAS, ...
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Why We Chose to Opt Out | Read New Product Articles Online
Why We Chose to Opt Out. admin April 16, 2014. Thousands of children in our State is conducted in schools today take standardized tests, ...
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Comment on Some parents opt out of FCAT for their kids - Wopular
of Opt Out Orlando , run by activists who are urging parents to opt their children out of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT.
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Opt Out Letter Template | Michigan Opts Out
We understand that federal law provides parents and guardians the right of choice regarding standardizedtesting when such testing violates beliefs.

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