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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-28-05 11:28 AM
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Support Quality Education by Signing This Petition to Overhaul NCLB
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The petition calls on elected officials to work for changes:

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]* Reduce reliance on standardized, one-size-fits-all testing as the principal measure of student and school progress. Do not make decisions based only on test scores. Promote authentic assessments for students and schools including multiple ways for students to demonstrate their knowledge, primarily on the basis of their daily classroom work.

* Implement a high-quality accountability system that will help schools improve and fully address achievement gaps. Replace the rigid and unrealistic "Adequate Yearly Progress" rules which will label most schools in the country as failures, even those that are high-achieving or steadily improving, and subject them to severe and unhelpful sanctions.

* Prevent privatization of public education through vouchers and similar plans.

* Fully fund our public schools at the level necessary to provide an excellent education for all our children.

The whole text here:

http://www.fairtest.org/petition/start.php?id=1

Sign the petition here:

http://www.fairtest.org/petition/sign_up.php?id=1
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