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John Thompson: Remove Stakes From Standardized Testing to Strengthen Education

Think of how the divisiveness in education would decrease if we borrowed from the Bill of Rights and adopted a code of ethics declaring, "No stakes shall be attached to standardized tests without the consent of the student or educator."
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School Board Members Are Freaked Out About Common Core Tests

United States / Seattle : Slog (19 hours ago)

Tyler Olsen/Shutterstock Here's yet more fuel for critics of the Obama administration's Common Core teaching curricula and the standardized tests that come with them—including Seattle-area teachers who plan to boycott the tests when... Read Post

South Carolina Drops Out of Common Core Standardized Testing

US Politics / Conservative : Right Wing News (21 hours ago)

South Carolina’s Superintendent of Education announced on Monday that the state is pulling out of Common Core standardized testing. This Common Core deal is turning out to be a real dud, isn’t it? Superintendent of Education Mick Za... Read Post

Dave Stieber: Mr. Stieber, Protests Aren't on the MAP Test!

United States / Chicago : Huffington Post: Chicago Blog (last year)

Educators all across the country have been saying for years that these tests are a waste of educational time. The tests are often flawed, they are expensive for the district, and they decrease the students desire to attend school. Read Post


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