High-Stakes Testing and Equity in Schools: A Critical Feminist Perspective

the idealist critic

8165522990_6fde64b26b_oOn May 5th, twelve major civil rights organizations signed a statement detailing their opposition to “anti-testing efforts” such as the opt-out movement.  Among those organizations was the American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization that has a history of supporting both gender equity in the workplace and ethnoracial equity in schools.   Other critical educators have offered compelling arguments for the importance of “anti-testing efforts” for communities of color, pointing out how this statement was crafted and promoted by a white TFA alum. I will further argue for the importance of testing resistance to the women represented by the AAUW and other civil rights organizations.  I am making this argument out of great admiration for the twelve civil rights organizations signing this letter, as well as the grassroots organizations responding to it.  By offering my own perspective on these issues, I hope to join an ongoing dialogue…

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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