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Elementary and Secondary Education Act 50th Anniversary April 11 of 2015
Society & Culture  (tags: ESEA, 50th Anniversary, No Child Left Behind, Race To The Top, educational opportunities, testing, federal investment )

- 180 days ago -
ESEAs original goal was very different from No Child Left Behinds goal: expanding educational opportunity for poor children through federal investment in their schools which were underfunded not the current federal strategy demanding extensive testing.
In NYCs Top Charter Schools Students Are Reportedly So Scared To Take A Break They Wet Their Pants
Society & Culture  (tags: third grade, testing, usa, NYC, students stressed, students wetting pants )

- 181 days ago -
Former staff members described students in third grade and above wetting themselves during practice tests, either because teachers did not allow them to go to the restroom or because the students themselves felt so much pressure that they did not dare to
* Pledge for Education* America's Testing Culture: How Did We Get Here?
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, children, culture, education, freedoms, law, media, politics, religion, society, testing )

- 834 days ago -
Award-winning reporter Peg Tyre takes an in-depth look at what caused the standardized testing craze--and where it went awry
An Open Challenge to Michelle Rhee and the Corporate Education Zombies
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, government, law, media, politics, society, students, teachers, testing )

- 928 days ago -
Boycotting standardized testing in Seattle was a stand for students and a better education.
What You Need to Know About the Seattle Teachers' Rebellion and the Deeply Flawed Test That Inspired It
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, culture, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, law, media, politics, safety, society, testing )

- 974 days ago -
On January 10, the staff of Garfield High School voted unanimously to refuse to administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test to their ninth-grade students.

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