Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Day Without Testing

Jessie Turner, a founder of the Save Our Schools Movement, is calling on parents, students, and teachers throughout the country to mark May 1 2013 as "A Day Without Testing." I think this is a great idea! Here is Jesse's declaration below. Let's make this a national movement! Jesse Turner Here is a thought for people: What if next May 1st everyone walks out of school, and holds a public teach-in? What if students, parents and teachers worked together for a teach-in day of without testing? What if students spent next May 1st learning for the sake of learning? What if no politicians were invited? What if Arne Duncan was not invited? What if no hedge fund mangers were invited? What if children, parents, teachers read together for enjoyment? What if we painted community murals? What would happen if we celebrated music and dance on that day without testing? What would happen if we practiced our democratic right to march, to assemble, and protest this madness that spent 1.2 trillion dollars on testing and standards? What if children, parents, and teachers shouted class size matters? What if the people shouted poverty matters? What if we registered new voters, and educated all voters on that day about how school reform should be more than a race? What if we did this in every city, town, village in the nation? What if everyone demanded main stream media cover it? What if we boycotted any company that supports more testing? What if grandmas', grandpas', guardians, uncle, Tio(s) aunts, Tia(s), our bothers and sisters joined us? What if we all banded together for one day without testing? My thinking is that day would change the world. I'll be there, Jesse The Walking Man Turne

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