|Building powerful public school parents and communities|
This entry was posted on Friday, April 25th, 2014 at 11:30 am and is filed under . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Comments are closed.
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!