Accountability—But Not For Testing Corporations?

Author Ken Previti

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

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, wihtout 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.

If 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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