The Senate will vote the week of July 7 (this week) on a new federal education law to replace “No Child Left Behind.” The bill ends federally mandated high stakes for schools and teachers. That’s big progress for assessment reformers! But the proposal maintains annual testing in grades 3-8. Senator Tester’s amendment will end that counter-productive policy.
Ask Senator Markey and Senator Warren to vote for Senator Jon Tester’s amendment to reduce federally mandated standardized testing from every-kid-every-year to once each in elementary, middle and high schools. Send this letter or call your Senators today. (For phone numbers, see http://www/senate.gov; Tester introduced his amendment as bill number S.1025.)
Every senator matters. Send this letter: Roll Back Standardized Testing