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Posted December 14, 2011 in Site Pages

Testing and Standards

CTA responds to a controversial series of articles promoting the use of student test scores to measure an individual teacher's effectiveness.

Posted October 16, 2014 in the News

NEA president: Don’t punish teachers with test scores

A former Utah educator returned home to a rock-star welcome Thursday as she criticized the "toxic" culture of testing in America’s public schools.

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Posted October 16, 2014 in Press Releases

NEA: Standardized testing mania hurts students, does nothing to close gaps

‘Brave solution from federal government’ still needed to diminish volume, misuse of toxic tests


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Posted September 09, 2011 in California Educator


Are we endangering science?

The kindergartners at Audubon Elementary School in Foster City stare intently at the goldfish swimming in a bowl. They are amazed  to learn fish actually breathe through gills. They are intrigued...

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Posted June 20, 2011 in California Educator

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March to save our schools

People from across the country will gather in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, July 30, for a Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action. CTA has endorsed this movement where participants...

Related Tags:Volume 15 Issue 9, Inside Educator, Make A Difference, Educator, Action Alert, Activism, Community, Curriculum, Endorsed, Events, Funding, Protest, Reform, SCTA, Testing,

Posted March 23, 2011 in California Educator


A new twist on tests

As teachers are getting ready to have students pull out No. 2 pencils for standardized tests, Del Norte High School in Crescent City has figured out a controversial way to make the tests relevant...

Related Tags:Volume 15 Issue 6, Inside Educator, Educator Feature, Educator, Grading, Testing,

Posted February 23, 2011 in California Educator

Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards

This year’s Instruction and Professional Development (IPD) Strand at CTA’s Summer Institute, July 31 to Aug. 5 at UCLA, will focus on planning for the transition from the California Content Standards...

Related Tags:Volume 15 Issue 5, Inside Educator, Make A Difference, Educator, Conferences, Professional Development, QEIA, Teaching profession, Testing, Workshops,

Posted November 19, 2010 in California Educator

How will the new Common Core State Standards impact teachers?

In August, California joined 33 states and the District of Columbia in approving new Common Core standards in math, English language arts, and literacy in history/social studies, science and technical...

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Posted April 29, 2010 in California Educator

Does competition make schools better?

The corporate viewpoint is that there’s nothing like “healthy competition” to improve quality. But should a school be run like a business where the emphasis is on winning rather than doing one’s...

Related Tags:Volume 14 Issue 7, Inside Educator, Educator Feature, Educator, Charter schools, Race to the Top, Teacher, Student, Testing,

Posted March 31, 2010 in California Educator


Diane Ravitch speaks at Urban Issues Conference

What teachers and their unions have been saying for years about the pitfalls of high-stakes testing and the dangers of privatizing public schools, education scholar Diane Ravitch confirms. “Congress...

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