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BustED Pencils Trending News: Seattle Opt Out press conference; A child’s voice; Teacher Moral plummetting

Seattle’s NAACP stands up against targeted performance testing! WooHoo!! Education Chair, Rita Green, says “costs tied to the test this year is approximately $200,000,000 (two hundred million dollars)…” Did you hear that dollar amount?!  NAACP oppose SBAC and are calling on all parents to opt out and to opt out NOW. Jesse Hagopian, “Teachers in the Seattle… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Common Core’s political fiasco; PA opt outers will not be denied; No evidence to support FSA

It’s not a right or left thing! Parties unite on this issue.  In fact, as Diane Ravitch says, “As [U.S. Secretary of Education Arne] Duncan’s chief of staff JoAnne Weiss wrote at the time, Common Core was intended to create a national market for book publishers…”. Common Core’s political fiasco: How it united the left and… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: “Every Child Achieves Act” Gains Traction.

  Below are three stories that feature the main news of the day.  ESEA and now the new  Every Child Achieves Act appears to have bipartisan support. Is this good news? Depends. Depends on what part of the old NCLB and NCLB waivers you hated. BustED Pencils’ biggest concern is the fact that the national testing… Read more »