This blog welcomes readers who believe that No Child Left Behind and Race To The Top, and Every Student Succeeds Act are misguided educational reform policies that rely too heavily on standardized test scores that are too focused on punitive measures against local schools. This is also the diary of Jesse Turner's 2010/15 walks to Washington DC from Connecticut, and his occupation of the DOE in DC with United Opt Out, and his opposition to public school choice policies without equity.
Marching & singing "I am willing, I am open, so lift me up to the light of change"
Imagine spending billions on annual testing while cutting essential school services and closing public schools. Welcome to ESSA the new nothing has change test and punish public education policy.ESSA maintains annual testing testing that cost $700 to $1000 per students. Do the match 50 million public school children...It's billions people. Spending billions as you close schools, lay off librarians, counselors, social workers, special education teachers, reading specialists, teachers, and classroom aides is evil. Politicians and policy makers save our schools with a testing testing moratorium today. To continue to cut essential services while spending billions on testing is simply immoral.
Join me in DC this July singing Holly Near's song I am willing... "I am open and I am willing
To be hopeless would seem so strange
It dishonors those who go before us
So lift me up to the light of change"