Testing Resistance Grows Across the Nation

1435026120nzmt8In a number of states across the US, parents, students, educators and civil rights leaders have begun to seriously question the barrage of tests taking over our public schools. Many communities are recognizing the absurd amount of time spent on test-prep and the missed opportunities for creative learning. It is also becoming increasingly apparent that students of color and low-income families are at an extreme disadvantage when it comes to these tests, and testing does not give these students the opportunities that they need to succeed. In Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Washington State, and of course, Massachusetts, students are opting out and communities are taking power, and there is no doubt this movement will continue to build on itself.