Here are news and opinion stories educators, advocates, policy wonks and makers are talking about today:
News and Analysis
Isn’t it time to say that enough is enough when it comes to standardized testing? Let’s draw a line in the sand for the future of our country by putting a once-and-for-all stop to the madness of tests created by people other than a child’s teacher. We think it is time parents have a choice to opt-in. (Huffington Post)
Most education research suggests that students at Hamilton Elementary and Thomas Johnson Middle would be handicapped by their low-income backgrounds. (Baltimore Sun)
New Jersey
A rabble-rousing new mayor wants to undo the reforms that Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg brought to town. (Slate)
Last week at two informational meetings, township residents made their concerns known about the Common Core State Standards and the new PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests. (North Jersey)
As tensions escalate in Newark over the future of the city’s schools, a small group of high school student protesters spent Tuesday night camped out at district headquarters and called for the ouster of state-appointed schools superintendent Cami Anderson. (WSJ)


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