Friday, June 28, 2019

Read educational researcher and author Alfie Cohen's recent Opinion 
in the New York Times
on the failure of standardized teaching and assessment.


https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/15/opinion/sunday/schools-testing-ranking.html

"The standards-and-accountability movement is not about leaving no child behind. 
To the contrary, it is an elaborate sorting device, intended to separate wheat from chaff. 
The fact that students of color, students from low-income families and students whose first language isn’t English are disproportionately defined as chaff makes the whole enterprise even more insidious."



Sunday, June 9, 2019

Read Deanna Chappell Belcher's Outstanding
Guest Editorial in the Register-Guard based on her 
Candidacy for Eugene 4J School Board


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Read Diane Ravitch on Oregon's Education Legislation 


Oregon: While Teachers Strike, Corporate Reformers Kill Bills to Stop Testing Pre-K-2 and to Expand Opt Out

https://dianeravitch.net/2019/05/10/oregon-while-teachers-strike-corporate-reformers-kill-bills-to-stop-testing-pre-k-2-and-to-expand-opt-out/


Diane Ravitch, former US Under Secretary of Education in the Bush and Clinton Administrations, now a historian of education and Research Professor of Education at New York University, presented for CAPE via Skype two years ago at the UO.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

It's going to have to take a movement by parents saying, "Stop! There's Far Too Much Testing!" to turn this thing around. Parents, it's easy to protect your kids from excessive Smarter Balanced testing. This will ultimately save other kids, too.

Go to your district website. Download the opt-out form. Make copies for your friends. Turn it in at your school. And, don't let administrators intimidate you or coerce you. 

Opting-out is your legal right.


Friday, March 22, 2019

Eugene Weekly
CAPE Democracy in Education Column



Read up on status of two education bills in Salem:
PreK through 2nd Grade            Too Young to Test
High School Essential Skills    Removing Barrier to Graduation

Monday, February 25, 2019

Working Families Party
Community Event / Teach-In with CAPE
Corporations Don't Belong in Our Classrooms


Join CAPE members and retired teachers
Roscoe, Colleen, and Larry for their
presentation on the role of corporations and the
corporate model intrusion into our public schools.