More Than A Score
Stopping the Testing Obsession

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

Education policy in the United States is being dictated by a “Testocracy” that is attempting to reduce the intellectual process of teaching and learning to a single score that they can then use to close schools, fire teachers, deny students graduation, and bust teachers’ unions. However, a new movement has emerged, known as the “Education Spring,” and thousands of parents, students, teachers, and administrators around the country are opting out, walking out, and boycotting high-stakes testing. This session features teacher/parent leaders of testing boycotts to help us better understand the role of testing in maintaining inequality, but also give insights into how to burst the bubble test.

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