Two years ago, pressure from parents, teachers and community members derailed a misguided effort to test every Mecklenburg County student in every subject in every grade.
It’s time to turn that pressure up again. In the next few years, students across North Carolina will face a tsunami of tests that will dwarf the previous plan. These include 177 new state tests and online Common Core tests that will suck time, money and energy away from the twenty-first century skills our children need to be learning. We all need to speak out now.
To that end, MecklenburgACTS has launched a new End Testing Madness Petition.
This statewide petition focuses on state officials, who are responsible for the bulk of these exams, as well as the damaging stakes that will be attached to them. Local school officials have very little say in any of this. They’re mostly scrambling to figure out how they’re going to pay for it.
Please read the petition, sign it, and tell all your North Carolina friends via Facebook, Twitter and any other means at your disposal.
We’ll be sharing more information about other opportunities for action in coming weeks. Make sure you keep up with the latest developments by liking our Facebook page.
End Testing Madness in North Carolina!