Monday, 15 April 2013

Bush, Obama focus on standardized testing leads to ‘opt-out’ parent movement - The Washington Post

Bush, Obama focus on standardized testing leads to ‘opt-out’ parent movement - The Washington Post: "A decade into the school accountability movement, pockets of resistance to standardized testing are sprouting up around the country, with parents and students opting out of the high-stakes tests used to evaluate schools and teachers.

From Seattle, where 600 high school students refused to take a standardized test in January, to Texas, where 86 percent of school districts say the tests are “strangling our public schools,” anti-testing groups argue that bubble exams have proliferated beyond reason, delivering more angst than benefits."


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