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.



Friday, February 22, 2019



Too Young to Test
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!



Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Teachers Testify at Oregon Capitol
in Support of HB 2318


 After speaking to House Education Committee
on behalf of our Too Young to Test bill
which prevents standardized testing in Pre-K thru 2nd grade
Shane        Crystal        Casey 


OPEN Team Meeting before the Hearing at Oregon State Capitol

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


Calling All Members and Friends of CAPE

CAPE's “Too Young to Test” bill (HB 2318) is ready for testimony in Oregon’s House Education Committee.
We need all supporters of better assessment, less standardized testing, and age appropriate assessment to email the Chairperson of the House Education Committee in advance of that committee’s hearing next Monday afternoon.
PLEASE email Rep. Margaret Doherty, Democrat of Oregon’s District 35, Rep.MargaretDoherty@oregonlegislature.gov
by this Friday with a short message and tell her you support HB 2318 because it will eliminate all mandated standardized testing of our youngest students in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades.
This bill allows for teachers to determine which assessments to use - as well they should. Our state and local districts mandate way too many standardized measures; this bill will begin the movement to more age appropriate, better constructed, more relevant testing. Add any personal story or experience.

Questions? Need to see a copy of the Bill? Email: oregoncape@gmail.com