Some teachers discovered that classroom data walls that tracks student progress on assessments are not the motivator for students they hoped they would be.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wrote an op/ed for Chalkbeat over the weekend that called for changes in how New York City Schools assesses middle school students for placement in their eight advanced placement high schools.
The only time opt-outs are abused is when a school selectively chooses students they think will fail and then tell those parents about their opt-out rights.
The Democrat Party Platform to be voted on at the Democratic National Convention avoids Common Core, but supports parents opting out of assessments.
The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development listed parents who can opt students out of assessments as their number one key threat.
The California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education says there is no compelling evidence the Common Core State Standards will improve education.
Take heart, you are making a difference. Take a collective breath, put some dirt on it, get back up and get back into the fight for sound education policy.
AFT-Massachusetts, a public school teachers’ union, through their convention delegates passed an anti-PARCC resolution at their convention on May 2, 2015.
Watch the video of New Yorker performing a parody of a Billy Joel song about the opt-out movement in New York State.
The New Jersey Education Association launched a six week television and online advertising campaign targeting PARCC in the midst of parental push back.