Texas: Fighting Against STAAR
http://stopstaar.org/: The Committee to Stop STAAR – The Committee to Stop STAAR was formed out of a grassroots fundraising campaign to raise funds supporting litigation against the TEA. Donors to the campaign are a diverse group of parents, grandparents, teachers and concerned citizens from around the state who demand action after the TEA ignored the common sense reforms that many felt they had won during last year’s legislative session.
http://optoutofstandardizedtests.wikispaces.com/Texas+TX#Welcome%20Texas%20Parents%20and%20Texas%20Students!: Forms to help you opt your kiddos out of state testing. “With consideration of the Texas Education Code, Chapter 26, and the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, I would appreciate your cooperation in securing my right as a parent to opt out my child of standardized testing.”
More families opting out: http://www.khou.com/news/more-students-opting-out-of-staar-testing/108916444 (Houston), http://www.fox4news.com/news/118323927-story (Dallas)
Profit (keeping our eyes on the ball – why they are testing):
How hard it is to get the numbers (blog from Dallas writer who tries to figure out how much TX has spent on standardized testing since 1980): http://educationblog.dallasnews.com/2015/02/officially-texas-cant-say-the-cost-of-standardized-tests-through-the-decades.html/. Comments like: “And on and on. Texas state spending on testing has risen from $19.5 million in fiscal year 1995 to $68.6 million in fiscal year 2001. (Surprisingly, Texas Education Agency officials were unable to provide figures prior to 1995.)”eridani, DamnYankeeInHouston, Downwinder and 2 othersThatGuy888, MistaP like this
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