National petition to remove annual standardized testing mandates

We the People petition the Obama administration to: Direct the Department of Education & Congress to Remove Annual Standardized Testing Mandates of NCLB and RttT. . . The petition is now being signed by thousands of people.

The petition reads: "WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO: Direct the Department of Education & Congress to Remove Annual Standardized Testing Mandates of NCLB and RttT

A President initiated both mandates. Now we call on the President to end the part that harms children.

"Ending the controversial annual standardized testing is the first step toward ending the damage done by No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top.

"No other country puts students through this incessant testing.

"Let the long-established National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) results continue to provide a national picture of student academic progress.

"Each state will determine the proper role of standardized testing to meet their needs."

The Obama administration's "Race To The Top" program mandates widespread standardized testing and charter schools proliferation. Sign this petition today. It takes 100,000 signatures to force the White House to listen.

Pass the word.


March 19, 2014 at 3:40 PM

By: Susan Ohanian

Petition to White House

How many signatures do you think the Business Roundtable needs to get a hearing at the White House?

I'm disappointed that only 15 people from Chicago have signed the petition, but hey, it's better than New York City, with 11. Maybe that's because I bullied Chicago on Twitter last night.

Please sign. The whole point is to create press interest.

April 6, 2014 at 8:02 AM

By: Sid Glassner

high-stakes testing

eliminate high-stakes testing

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