CAPE is a community organization devoted to defending, renewing and reclaiming public education against corporate influence, excessive standardized testing, and assaults on public education, teachers and teacher unions.
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.
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.
HB 2318 in the Oregon Legislature's House Education Committee
Our hero, Diane Ravitch, supports the "Too Young to Test" bill. Write to your legislators. We need your help to make history in, for the first time, decreasing the number of tests students are subjected to. Help make history!