Monthly Archives: April 2015

Opt Out, Refuse, and State Assessments

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A brief article titled As Students Refuse Tests, Washington Superintendent Warns Of Consequences has an audio clip with parts of an interview with Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) Dorn. The article says SPI Dorn does not like the phrase “opt-out”. … Continue reading

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Dorn Speaks Yet Provides No Evidence and Fails to Follow the Law

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The above is the press release with Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) Randy Dorn’s statements about assessment opt outs. SPI Dorn says statewide testing is important. It may be important, but for whom? For the students and parents who won’t … Continue reading

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Why I Quit My Teaching Job

David Xirau was a math teacher at Weymouth High School (MA) until late January of this year.  Below is the letter he wrote about why he quit his teaching job.  What he expresses in his letter could be expressed by … Continue reading

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STANDARDIZED Lies, Money, & Civil Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education

The community is invited to see a special showing of the movie “Standardized” TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH 6:30 P.M. PIERCE COUNTY SOUTH HILL LIBRARY Sponsored by The Facebook groups: Pierce-Thurston County Common Core Concerned Citizens (375+) Washington State Against Common … Continue reading

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall… Beware of Apples Dripping with Common Core Poison

Originally posted on IGNITE! … Fire is Catching:
Mirror mirror on the wall, Who is the most deceptive of all? Snow White A lovely child I see. Rags cannot hide her innocent face. Alas, she is more honest than thee. Lips red…

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Opt out fever catches in eastern Washington!

This has been a big week for the opt out movement in eastern Washington! Both Spokane and the Tri-Cities are experiencing surges in test refusals. Federal law (No Child Left Behind) requires at least 95% participation in state testing (MSP/HSPE, EOCs, and … Continue reading

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Common Core Revolution

‘The Revolution Band’ from Massachusetts perform “Common Core Revolution”. Original music by The Beatles (duh). Lyrics: We say we want a Revolution Well you know, we all hate Common Core You tell me it’s a school solution Well you know, … Continue reading

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Open Senate Hearing/Panel on the Common Core

Washington state Senators Pam Roach (R) and Maralyn Chase (D) are sponsored a hearing on Common Core on Thursday, April 2nd at 4:00 p.m. in Olympia. This hearing was well attended.  Panel members presented information about the standards and assessments … Continue reading

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