April 13, 2012 - 282 Texas school districts have now signed the resolution opposing high stakes assessment.
UPDATE March 29, 2012 - 219 Texas school districts have now signed the resolution opposing high stakes assessment.
UPDATE March 24, 2012 - School districts sign resolution opposing excessive high stakes assessment. So far 151 have signed, numbers increasing.
Texas in the news. Parent opposition to excessive testing and teaching to the test continues to grow, and they are not the only ones it seems.
The New York Times quotes Robert Scott, the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency on describing testing in Texas schools this way:
“perversion of its original intent”
The NY Times article is one of the few that brings national parent opposition out of the shadows. Texas parents are saying enough is enough finding opting out the only way to stop this "perversion."
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