In the past 14 years, parents have seen the destruction of neighborhood schools, based on their test scores. They have seen beloved teachers fired unjustly, because of their students' test scores. They have seen the loss of time for the arts, physical education, and anything else that is not tested.
Just when the current crop of presidential candidates was making Barack Obama look good, John King, the new "dog" at the federal Department of Education (FedED), pulls an Arne Duncan and attacks the opt-out movement with the same old set of tricks.
If you are the type of creative mind that starts without a plan, and has to experiment and learn by doing, you need someone to see you through the long and difficult time it takes for your art to reach its true level.
I recently read a report titled, "Out of Pocket: The High Cost of Inadequate High Schools and High School Student Achievement
The testing regime is destroying education.It is driven by politicians who think that tests make students smarter and by educrats who fear to think an independent thought.
In some places, they opt their kids out of the tests at higher rates than parents of students of color. Here's why some people are trying to change that.
Parents, saying they didn't want their children taking state tests, demanded that they be excused from taking them. But I hope they rethink that position this year.
The Network for Public Education is holding its 3rd annual conference in Raleigh, North Carolina from April 16-17. For more
NYCOPTOUT has a series of Myths and Facts about the tests on its web page and instructions for how parents can opt their
The New York Times reports that New York City teachers are being pressured to remain silent in the debate over the impact of high-stakes testing on children and curriculum.
Betty Rosa, who has participating in a series of education forums across the state, is also unhappy with the impact of new