Have you ever met a parent who thinks their child needs more high stakes, standardized tests at school?
Or, a teacher who thinks that the results of standardized tests should be given even greater weight on their job performance evaluations?
Instead, parents and teachers agree that too much class time is spent preparing for and taking high-stakes, anxiety-producing standardized tests – tests that may not even be good measures of whether or not children are learning what they need to know to be successful.
This year, for the first time in a long time, our lawmakers have a shot at doing something about it.
The question is, will they, or will Gov. Deal stand in the way?
If you support reducing the number of high-stakes, standardized tests our children are forced to take, Gov. Deal needs to hear from you TODAY.
The bipartisan rollback of the federal No Child Left Behind law has returned power to the states to decide whether and how to use high stakes tests to hold teachers and students accountable.
Now, we need to hold our lawmakers and Gov. Deal accountable by asking them to act now to reduce the number of precious classroom hours that are spent on testing.
The good news is that lawmakers of both parties agree that it’s time to stop over-testing our children.
Call Gov. Deal today at 404-656-1776. Tell him NOW is the time to support teaching, not testing. We’ve even provided a call script and feedback form.
Let’s do our part to make sure our governor and our lawmakers take this rare opportunity to roll back high stakes testing in classrooms and return the focus to what matters — teaching each child how to get ahead.