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,
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:

Monday, January 14, 2019

Read CAPE's latest Democracy in Education column 
in the Eugene Weekly

Monday, December 31, 2018

War on Parent's Right to Opt Out ?

Portland Public Schools is not the only district that is making opting-out more difficult. This appears to be a trend across the state that includes: no longer mailing out notices, no longer having forms available in front offices, refusing to give forms to students, mandating SBAC for TAG identification, increasing pressure on teachers, etc.

Click Here to write letter

Thursday, December 20, 2018

             War on Parents' Right to Opt Out
is underway in many Oregon districts, perhaps none as egregious and borderline illegal as in Portland. The ODE seems hellbent on increasing SBAC testing (with pilot schools trying out using SBAC formative tests through the year), introducing SBAC science tests (as outlined in the new education budget) and... well, read this memo from a Portland district official to high school administrators...

Monday, December 10, 2018

Check out CAPE member Larry Lewin's recent letter to the Register-Guard 
on classroom disruptions in local schools 
and the need to self-examine internal school policies and practices.

   Schools can’t control all factors influencing violence