Fairtest: Testing Resistance Across the Nation

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When Congress returns from its Independence Day recess on July 7, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up bipartisan legislation to overhaul “No Child Left Behind.” The bill the Senate will consider significantly reduces federal test-based accountability requirements but continues the federal mandate to test every child every year in elementary and middle school. Grassroots pressure on your two U.S. Senators can make the federal government follow the lead of many states in reversing policies that encourage standardized exam overuse and misuse.

National Help Roll Back Federal Testing Overkill — Urge Your U.S. Senators to Support the Tester Amendment Now!
http://www.fairtest.org/roll-back-standardized-testing-send-letter-congres

Major Education Groups to Congress: Get Rid of “No Child” Law Already
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/education-groups-to-congress-please-get-rid-of-no-child-left-behind-already/2015/06/22/3c3b094e-18ff-11e5-93b7-5eddc056ad8a_story.html

California Principal Backs Down From Punishing Students Whose Families Opted Out of State Tests
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/06/24/california-school-backtracks-on-common-core-opt-out-punishment/

Delaware Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Approve Opt Out Bill, Forward to Governor for Signature
http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/education/2015/06/25/lawmakers-ok-letting-students-skip-standardized-testing/29287065/

District of Columbia How Standardized Tests Are…

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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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