Twelve national civil rights groups signed a letter in May opposing the opt-out movement and suggesting the language of civil rights had been “appropriated” wrongly by the anti-test crowd. But the letter reflects a split among civil rights groups — in some cases, even different chapters of the same group.
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Two years after scaling back high school testing, Texas lawmakers are considering more cuts to elementary tests, and studying whether the tests are worthwhile.
When I confide my anxiety that I have fewer than 10 students in one of the two classes I teach twice a week, Ryan shares his relief that he has fewer than 30 in one of the six classes he teaches every day. After I express my impatience with students who do not read deeply, Ryan tells me about students who cannot read at all.
Observer contributor Jason Stanford joins us to discuss the perils of Texas’ reliance on standardized testing.
When Dr. Walter Stroup showed that Texas’ standardized testing regime is ﬂawed, the testing company struck back.
Wendy Davis is hammering Greg Abbott on aspects of his pre-K proposal. Can she use it turn the conversation to education policy?
Edy Chamness and the Facebook group she started last year, occupy the radical fringe in a broad revolt against Texas’ testing regimen.
As House Democrats made their play for more school funding Monday afternoon, an unlikely ally of sorts roamed the chamber among them: State Rep. David Simpson.
When Texas debuted its much-maligned STAAR test last school year, some of the harshest criticisms came from teachers, who complained they’d been given little guidance about […]
One of the least popular bits in Texas’ new testing regime is the “15 percent rule,” which requires that part of a high school […]