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.



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