Background On the High Stakes Testing Opt Out Movement in Louisiana

Jason France, educator,education activist and the education blogger known as Crazy Crawfish, is running for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) board for District 6 which is current held by BESE President and career politician Chas Roemer.  You can read more of Jason France’s writing at: https://crazycrawfish.wordpress.com Unless you are already opting your kids out of…

It’s a Matter of Trust – My Testimony to the Governor’s PARCC Study Commission

Sarah Blaine is a education blogger, educator, lawyer, mother and education activist.  Her blog is parentingthecore Today, I joined a group of about 40 amazing parents, teachers, school board members (although all of them gave the caveat that they were testifying in their personal capacities) and even an amazing Superintendent to testify publicly before Governor…

Funny How I Spent My Saturday Snow Day – Writing a Letter To Our Federal Government In Opposition of Their Proposal

Bryan Ripley Crandall has taught in public schools and at the college level.  His blog can be found at: Cracking Up Candall  Yesterday, I participated in the democracy that I’ve grown to love. Whether or not the powers that be ever read or listen to the voices of individuals like me is unknown. Cynics say there…

THE REAL EDUCATION CRISIS?

From Paul Thomas at https://radicalscholarship.wordpress.com For Education Week‘s Quality Counts 2015, Christina A. Samuels opens a piece on early reading with the following: Children who are not reading proficiently by 3rd grade are widely seen as being in academic crisis. Educators are increasingly looking for actions they can take in the younger grades—even as early as…

Opt out, guilt free! Minnesota Department of Education weighs in

Sarah Lahm is a writer and Education Blogger.  Her writing can be found at: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/blog/sarahlahm. She also works with http://act4education.org/ in Minnesota. The following important post is from last year; Ready to opt out but worried that your local school will lose money if you do? Relax. According to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), testing and…

Ed Reform 101: A collection of articles about Corporate Education Reform

This ED Reform 101 list of articles was originally posted byateacherspointofview at https://ateacherspointofview.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/collection-of-articles-about-ed-deform-common-core-and-testing/ Every time I talk to someone new about the whole Ed Deform movement and high stakes testing, I curse and wish there was ONE page I could go to and get all the good articles in one shot instead of me having to scramble…