Category Archives: Testing / Assessments

College Board Sued over Student Data Collection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2019 For Information: Jon Loevy, Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law, 312.243.5900, Scott Drury, Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law, 312.243.5900, Andy Thayer, Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law, 773.209.1187, Student Testing … Continue reading

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Education News Scoop Feb. 26, 2019

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! All (well, maybe just a wee bit) the news that’s fit to print… and even more that isn’t but is printed anyway. Of the articles I come across, some may be worth sharing even if I, … Continue reading

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He Just Sued the School System

This video is very well done and makes great points.  It highlights problems in our public school system, especially the current one-size fits all approach.  A lot of points, issues, and possible solutions are touched on in this video and … Continue reading

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The Ledger, Millennials, Dear Hillary, and Free College

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In mid-August, Peter Greene posted an article called The Ledger: Lab Rat America on his Curmudgucation blog. His article addresses issues related to a video posted at the end of the article. You can view the video below. Prior to … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Professional Conscience: Objecting to the Assessments

I have had the immense fortune of being able to be in front of children for 25 years, as of this year, as a teacher in many different capacities. It truly humbles me to know that for 25 years, parents … Continue reading

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Opt Out Season is Upon Us

Assessment season is here.  That signals the beginning of the Opt Out season.  Interested parents may want to read the Opt Out Info page. The Network for Public Education (NPE) Calls for a National Opt Out.  The NPE is supporting … Continue reading

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Alternatives to SAT/ACT to be Available

The claims that ACT and SAT are aligned with the Common Core State Standards has had some parents, including homeschool parents, across the country hoping for alternative college entrance exams. It appears there is one alternative ready for students to … Continue reading

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Introduction to data mining our kids

Moms Alyson Williams, Jenni White, Alisa Ellis and Christel Swasey, of Utah and Oklahoma, chat in a Google Hangout about their concerns and experiences with government data mining children without parental consent. This also appears on Common Core: Education Without Representation.

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Conservatives for Exit Exams: A lesson in high-stakes testing

Why conservatives should celebrate, not bemoan, the passage of California’s SB 172 eliminating exit exams. Breann Treffry Opt Out Spokane Washington State Against Common Core There seems to be some confusion among conservatives regarding recent developments in education reform. As … Continue reading

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48,000+ WA Students Refused Testocracy–Here are the Opt-Out Numbers for Seattle

This is a re-posting of an article published on Seattle Education.  It is re-posted here with permission of the author, Carolyn Leith, and Dora Taylor who maintains Seattle Education. Seattle opt-out numbers for 2014-2015. It’s on! Seattle had an incredible … Continue reading

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