Shame on NPR – Never Underestimate The Power of Parents – National Resolution on High Stakes Testing


Response to article entitled, “Five Reasons the Anti-FCAT Resolutions Won’t Work” printed in NPR publication :

In my opinion, the premise of the writer’s opinion is flawed. The National Resolution on High Stakes Testing, written by parent organizations and endorsed by hundreds of counties across the nation, is not an anti FCAT resolution. It is a proactive resolution on the entire high stakes testing culture. It is proactive as it encourages parents to make their opinions known. Parents standing resolved with teachers, counties, and legislators will make a difference. I encourage parents and others to speak up on testing and seek more valid, well rounded forms of assessments. 


There is an assumption that parents are helpless… that they can not win.
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That is not true. We vote our leaders in, we will vote them out. It is silly to underestimate the fierceness of a mother lion when protecting her cub. We will stand resolved against high stakes testing for our children/cubs. We will make a difference… with NCLB, RTTT, Common Core, or whatever unfunded testing mandate they name next.
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I am confident in parents.
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Try reading Dr. Diane Ravitch, instead.  Link to article here: When Parents Awaken, Game Over.  
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One thought on “Shame on NPR – Never Underestimate The Power of Parents – National Resolution on High Stakes Testing

  1. NPR piece written with an “evitable” destiny point of view, versus an investigative look at the details of the resolutions and how the content matches or dow not match the reality of current testing initiatives. Parents, community members, and taxpayers matter – only those who embrace statism would advocate otherwise.

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