High School in Seattle says “No!” to the Common Core SBAC Assessments


In January last year, we reported about teachers at Garfield High School in Seattle taking a stand and refusing to administer the MAP test.  Now, a year later, another high school in Seattle is taking a stand against the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium assessments. Yesterday afternoon the Nathan Hale Senate (functions as Building Leadership Team) […]

APIA Blasts Congressional Leadership for Attempting to Ram Child Data Collection Bill Through Congress

Washington, D.C.–American Principles in Action is calling on Congress to oppose S.227, the Strengthening Education through Research Act (SETRA), which would violate the privacy of millions of students and parents. SETRA is scheduled to be voted on Wednesday, February 25th in the U.S. House—even though the Senate has not yet voted on the bill. Congressional […]


Congressional Leadership Is Bull-Rushing Through HR5, the 600 Page Reauthorization of No Child Left Behind (rebranded the “Student Success Act”) The House votes on it this week.  Call your Representative and call the Speaker of the House and tell them to vote “no” on HR 5!  202-224-3121.  Below are just a few of the problems. […]

Common Core Repeal Bill Hits Colorado House

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HF 1208 introduced in the Colorado House would repeal the Common Core State Standards in Colorado and remove Colorado from the PARCC assessment consortia.