Lily on Testing

Diane Ravitch's blog

Lily Eskelsen Garcia speaks out. Time to stop toxic testing!

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http://www.nea.org/home/60750.htm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2014

CONTACT: Staci Maiers, NEA Communications
202-270-5333 cell, smaiers@nea.org

NEA: STANDARDIZED TESTING MANIA HURTS STUDENTS, DOES NOTHING TO CLOSE GAPS
*** ‘Brave solution from federal government’ still needed to diminish volume, misuse of toxic tests ***

WASHINGTON—The National Education Association, the nation’s largest union with 3 million educators, has been sounding the alarm on the toxicity of the standardized testing mania that has been hijacking America’s schools. Recent statements by the Council of Chief State School Officers and the Council of the Great City Schools and today’s report from Center for American Progress have confirmed that too often and in too many places, the education system has turned into a system of teach, learn and test with a focus on punishments and prizes.

The following statement can be attributed to NEA President…

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