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[ 16 Outrages ]
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[ 5 Letters ]
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  Atrocities  

Students' Test Scores Sent To Wrong Addresses

ISSAQUAH, Washington

Nellie Stromquist was excited to get her daughter's 4th Grade WASL test scores, until she realized she'd been sent the scores for another child.

I looked at the third piece of paper that was the WASL score and it wasn't my child. It was a child that was in my daughter's class but was up the hill," s... [MORE]

KOMO TV News
Students' Test Scores Sent to Wrong Addresses
September 16, 2002
http://www.kvi.com/NewsFeedDisplay.asp?DisplayOption=Article&ID=20346

  Commentaries  

Standards for Sarah
<br> Test frenzy is having a big impact on what happens in elementary schools, and much of it is not good. <br> <br>Sarah is the kind of student you want to hug whenever she's within reach. Maybe it's her warm brown eyes and slightly rumpled look. Maybe it's the fact that she's shorter than most other students in our class. Or... [MORE]


2009-11-05

  Research  

Mothers Against WASL Response to WASL and COE Score Release
<span class="red">For me, the research done by Mothers Against WASL/Parent Empowerment Network is the kind of research that counts. And they do it on less than a shoestring. Their research and advocacy works far beyond the Washington borders. It helps everybody. <br> <br>Your <a href="http://www.mothersagainstw... [MORE]

Mothers Against WASL
2008-06-03


  Outrages  

Seattle Teachers Go On Strike, Say It's 'About Caring For What’s Right for Our Kids'
<br><b>Ohanian Comment:</b> Although it is certainly good news that teachers are striking for issues of children's recess and social justice, it is outrageous that they find the need to do this. The unanimous vote is impressive. <br> <br><i>In these Times</i> coverage certainly gives a much fuller pictu... [MORE]

— Mario Vasquez & Kirk Johnson with Ohanian Comment
In These Times, New York Times, & Seattle Times
2015-09-08

  Resisters' Letters  

By Jody Granatir, Teacher, Seattle Public Schools
To the editor
WASL Students who boycott the test show courage Thank you for your Saturday article calling attention to courageous students who are boycotting the Washington Assessment of Student Learning test. I salute them for recognizing that the WASL has no validity and is robbing them of valuable time in their classes. These bright and principled you... [MORE]

Seattle Post Intelligencer
2003-05-02
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/120127_ltrs2.html

  NCLB Atrocities  

Washington State Toes the Federal Line

President Bush announced Wednesday the unconditional approval of Washington's education accountability plan.

The plan aligns the state's learning standards with the federal regulations outlined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act,
also called the No Child Left Behind Act.

Mary Alice Heuschel, deputy super... [MORE]

— Kristen Kromer
staff writer
Spokesman Review
Bush OKs state's education plan
May 1, 2003
http://www.spokesmanreview.com/images/small-logo.gif

  NCLB News  

WASL: A Poor Substitute for Local Adults

A clear message is coming from the state and federal departments of education and our elected officials. Buying every ounce of propaganda big business is selling about the "failures'' of our public schools, our elected leaders are saying loud and clear, "We don't trust local adults.''

The Spokesman-Review article, "ESL, special-ed ... [MORE]

— Juanita Doyon
candidate, Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction
Spokesman-Review
WASL a poor substitute for local adults
May 13, 2003
http://www.spokesmanreview.com/news/letters.asp?date=051303&id=l14366

  NCLB In Your Face  

MOTHERS AGAINST WASL DECLARES WEAR RED TO SCHOOL DAY, MARCH 15TH
... [MORE]


  Special Needs News  

High Costs of Special Needs

Kay's Comment: In Washington state, more students are identified as special needs, but the state legislature does not grant sufficient funds to educate them, so local districts sue claiming that the state's way of funding special education is unconstitutional. Now, will the state sue the federal government t... [MORE]

— Sara Learning
Staff Writer
SpokesmanReview.com
Spokane, Riverside Districts Part of Case Against the State [WA]
2006-10-29
http://www.spokesmanreview.com/local/story.asp?ID=157087&page=all

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