from Ken Derstine:
The Philadelphia City Council has unanimously passed a resolution calling on the School Reform Commission to "analyze the financial and human impact of standardized testing, and to identify strategies to minimize its use, and to request a waiver of the Keystone Exams from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in order to adopt assessments that better serve local needs and priorities." http://goo.gl/wXWwv
There is an important debate going on in the Philadelphia Public School Notebook after a supporter of standardized testing, who is concerned about the impact of opting out on a school , posted a column. Read the comments.