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Forum Post: How Much Does Your State Spend?

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 15, 2013, 8:55 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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How much money does your state spend on high stakes testing? Is that testing made by the text book company? Who grades the tests? Does the company pay taxes? Are there any groups in your state that refuse to participate in the testing?

Resources:

United Opt Out National

Change the Stakes

Citizens For Public Schools

Time Out From Testing

Fair Test

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[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

New York

Groups such as Class Size Matters and Grassroots Education Movement-NYC have asked the mayor to bring education reform to the city, starting with standardized testing and grading schools.

After passage of the act in January 2002, annual state standardized test costs rose from $423 million to almost $1.1 billion in 2008, according to procon.org, a nonprofit charity that also provides statistics about various issues related to the public in a simple pro-con format. The cost of grading almost 45 million tests annually, as well as increased tutoring and after school programs for schools with low standardized test scores, has factored in to the $500 million increase in education spending for the city.


Thanks, Imagine40. Does anyone have anymore information to add to this that is a little more solid?

[-] 1 points by imagine40 (383) 1 year ago

My pleasure. It IS a huge profit making effort that preys on our children. Better ways are available. We must agitate our leaders to change this waste of taxpayer money.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

This is the key.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

They were threatened with a 10-day unpaid suspension, but continued to go on with the boycott. The high school’s Parent-Teacher-Student Association and the student body government both support ending use of the tests. Standardized testing has become increasingly prominent in American public schools over the past decade, reported Reuters. The tests are required by ex-President George W. Bush starting 2002 as part of the “No Child Left Behind” program.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/united-states/seattle-teacher-revolt-boycott-to-using-standardized-test-356500.html

and Scrap the Map

This is awesome.