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|Building powerful public school parents and communities|
PSAT stands for Public Schools Action Tuesday. Look on the blog for a new way each week to support our public schools.
Testing resistance resources here.
Sign the National Resolution against High-Stakes Testing. Here's how.
Check out our occasional boycott recommendations:
Boycott Bruce Rauner! Here's how.
**PARENTS! Need help with special education problems? PURE's Wanda Hopkins is the expert you want on your side. Contact her for details: 773-663-5420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents Across America position paper on ESEA reauthorization.
Chicago School Reform: Lessons for the Nation - Monty Neill and Julie Woestehoff, 2007. Download here.
Failures of Arne Duncan's Renaissance 2010: Research summary by Dr. Pauline Lipman.
**On High-Stakes Testing:
Since 1996, Chicago has flunked tens of thousands of students. The policy doesn't work, harms students, increases the drop out rate, and costs over $100 million per year. Read more here.
Read PURE's 2010 Office for Civil Rights complaint against CPS's high-stakes testing and retention policy here.
**On School Privatization/Charters:
Read about the accountability problems PURE uncovered in Chicago's charter and turnaround schools: Our report.
**Parents are Powerful! PURE's How-To Books (giant files!):
The Power of Parent Participation: How to Create a Powerful Parent Organization
Chicago Parents' Fair Testing Campaign: How Parents Used Multiple Strategies to Force Change in the CPS Student Testing Policy
**Here's What Works!
What Works in Schools, PURE style.
Research shows that LSCs are more effective than turnarounds! LSCs work!