Friday, February 14, 2020

Read outstanding Letter to the Editor by Eugene parent Jessica about her son's experience



By the time a 4J student reaches second grade, they will have taken 46 standardized tests (unless they’re in a language program and will take an extra dozen). Do we see any clear benefit to the student? 



Friday, February 7, 2020

Read leading public education advocate Diane Ravitch's critique of the failure of the so-called "reform" movement
in Time Magazine

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Read two letters to the to RG Editor with refutations 
of a writer's critique to Larry's Guest Editorial below

CAPE member and retired teacher Paul Bodin:




Reader John Crisalli:


Saturday, December 14, 2019

SAT and ACT College Admissions Tests 

A coalition of students, advocacy and a school district (mostly students of color) are suing the University of California system to stop SAT/ACT use for admissions. "They argue that the use of standardized tests has led to the creation of a vast test-prep industry that privileges affluent families who can afford to send their children to tutoring. Other measures — like grades and teacher recommendations — would provide a fairer way of judging students." Yes, it's a racket designed to advantage families with resources. It's plain as day.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/10/us/sat-act-uc-lawsuit.html




Saturday, November 30, 2019

Read this Letter to the Register-Guard Editor
by retired teacher and tutor Mary Bauer
in Praise and Support of Local Teachers



Saturday, October 26, 2019