The results are in! There’s too much testing.
May 3, 2012 by rethinkingschoolsblog
by Stan Karp
Maybe we’re finally reaching the tipping point.
After more than a decade of accelerating damage fueled by NCLB, the standardized testing regime that is the engine of corporate school reform is running into growing opposition from all directions.
Last week Rethinking Schools joined nearly 200 other organizations and thousands of individuals who, in less than a week, signed on to this National Resolution on High Stakes Testing.
This national campaign seeks to build on state and local efforts across the country, including:
- “Pineapplegate,” the exposure of absurd test questions by NYC parent activist Leonie Haimson, which led to a national media spotlight on the central role of corporate test profiteers like Pearson.
- An anti-testing resolution passed by almost 400 Texas School Boards.
- A letter to the New York Board of Regents by more than 1000 professors, educators and researchers calling for an end to test-driven