Accountability? Testing Disclaimers for ALL!

Student, teacher and school accountability are absurd if the testing corporations are not held accountable.

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This is the actual CCSS disclaimer:

“THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS ARE PROVIDED AS-IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS, AND NGA CENTER/CCSSO MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTIBILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, OR THE PRESENCE OR ABSENCE OF ERRORS, WHETHER OR NOT DISCOVERABLE.”

Our children, our schools, and our children’s teachers are rated by high stakes testing companies with these disclosures. View the actual CCSS disclaimer page HERE.


Angry child2If this corporation and the corporations of other high stakes testing companies can get away with this and remain in their multi-billion dollar businesses and government contracts, our children should also have legal disclaimers holding them unaccountable. The same goes for teachers and schools. Otherwise, the insanity and greed of the high stakes testing frenzy will continue and destroy any possibility of real educational growth for our children.

Well, declare that this obscene power grab calling itself “education reform” must stop with our children. Our children are not guinea pigs, data feeders, or things. Our children are children who need our protection from the child abuse which is corporate high stakes testing – high stakes testing in all of its brand names.

How can you legally refuse these tests? Read HERE for UnitedOptOut information.

Do you need verification of the destructive lack of quality in high stakes tests, supporting texts, online programs, teaching materials, homework assignments, age inappropriate assignments, etc.?

View a brilliant six minute presentation by a high school student HERE.

Read Diane Ravitch’s blog about Fred Smith’s assessment HERE.

Read Mark Garrison’s assessment HERE.

Read P.L. Thomas’ assessment HERE.

Read Shane Vander Hart’s assessment HERE.

Read the Truth in American Education form HERE.

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About Ken Previti

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4 Responses to Accountability? Testing Disclaimers for ALL!

  1. Thanks, Ken, for this important post & all the links. I’ve been saying this forever & a day about testing–if no one takes their tests, there’s no data, no evaluating teachers based on faulty tests & no labeling schools as “failures” based on test results (then closing them). SO–the one and only solution is for EVERYONE to Opt their kids OUT—NOW!!! Go to United Opt Out & download/print all the info. pertinent to your state. Everyone (&–retired teachers–YOU can do this!)–download/print/distribute United Opt Out materials, wherever & whenever. But–enough!
    Let’s stop being NATO (No Action, Talk Only) & DO this–NOW!!
    P.S.–Yes–YOU can! 12 Seattle teachers did it w/the MAP tests there (they’re no longer given)–because the teachers refused to give the tests, & the parents backed up the teachers by Opting 97% of the students OUT. Although the test was given by administrators, NOTHING could be done data-wise w/only 3% taking the tests! And–the same thing happened many years ago at Curie H.S. in Chicago–teachers refused to give a test, which started a movement. Not much later, CPS announced that the tests would no longer be given.
    It CAN be done and MUST be done.

  2. educator says:

    Diane Ravitch posted an insider essay on her blog showing how bad the Klein/Black/Walcott education policies were in New York City including the focus on testing and “accountability”
    http://dianeravitch.net/2013/12/20/tweed-insider-where-the-bloomberg-administration-went-wrong-on-education/#comments

  3. Pingback: CCSS, STEM and the Hypocrites of Education Reform | Reclaim Reform

  4. Ken Previti says:

    Reblogged this on Reclaim Reform and commented:

    Children cannot fail a failing test.

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