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Washington State Superintendent Randy Dorn’s scare tactics re: Opting Out of the Common Core SBAC

Dorn Speaks Out on Consequences of Test Refusals…Notated The following is a press release that State Superintendent Randy Dorn sent on Friday, April 24th in response to the number of … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Rolling teachers’ strike in Washington State

Seattle Teacher Jesse Hagopian Explains That Proposed State Budget Would Benefit Neither Teachers Nor Students Also see This just in: The Seattle Education Association membership representatives voted to support a … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

190,836 Students Opt-Out of New York’s Common Core ELA Assessment

From Truth in American Education: 190,836 Students Opt-Out of New York’s ELA Assessment A New York-based Opt-Out advocacy group called United to Counter the Core reports that 190,836 students as … Continue reading

April 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Superintendent Nyland from the Opt Outs

Dear Superintendent Nyland, I recently attended a meeting where several SPS teachers spoke candidly about the culture of fear you are cultivating around SBAC testing and I find it to … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 7 Comments

What if they gave the SBAC and no one took it? Ask the folks at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle

It has been confirmed that 100% of the 11th grade students at Nathan Hale High School opted out of the SBAC test this week. Here is the history in a … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 10 Comments

This just in: The Seattle Education Association membership representatives voted to support a one day walkout

April 20th, 7:40 PM The Seattle Education Association just voted overwhelmingly to move forward with a one day walkout to make a statement about the the lack of state funding … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 4 Comments

Seattle Opt Out Meeting with Rita Green, Education Chair of the Seattle/King County NAACP

  Seattle Opt Out Group Meeting April 23, from 6-7:45 PM Douglass Truth Library 2300 East Yesler Way Seattle 98122 Please join the Seattle Opt Out Group this Thursday, April 23rd, … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hillary Clinton: More of the same on Common Core Standards

So we know where Mrs. Clinton stands on permanent war, on privacy for the rest of us (hers is taken care of by her very own server in the basement/garage) … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Color of School Closures

April 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Video: Educators speak out on IEP and ELL children taking state tests

Educators from the Brooklyn New School (PS 146) in Brooklyn, NY speak out on IEP and ELL children taking state tests. Parents can stop the abuse. ‪#‎denythelie‬ ‪#‎denythedata‬ ‪#‎choosetorefuse‬

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Guest Post: Your Local Public School Is Failing at Addressing Racism – Here Are 4 Ways How

Your Local Public School Is Failing at Addressing Racism – Here Are 3 Ways How By Jon Greenberg Why study race? Ask students from a variety of racial backgrounds, and … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Opt Out Update: From the Northwest to the “anti-testing tsunami” in New York to Pennsylvania where the hallways and classroom walls are covered with brown paper for three weeks

Update to the update, April 17, 2015: Thousands of students opt out of state mandated English Language Arts exam as families from Brooklyn to Buffalo boycott tests It’s an anti-testing … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 1 Comment
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