By Valerie Strauss | The Washington Post
My large extended family gathered this Thanksgiving for turkey and togetherness ... They like my writing and they’re impressed by my activism, but none of them had really made the leap to think that my education activism is something that is really about them and their kids or their grandkids. They thought that their kids ... are privileged enough to be good students in good public schools, and that these tests were really about the other kids ... and that this fight had nothing to do with them.
But then I opened up my iPad. And I navigated to the PARCC fourth grade ELA sample test. And I made them try to take it. Each of them was appalled. Outraged. Infuriated. - Read Full Story
Mom to Common Core Task Force: Take the 4th-Grade PARCC Practice Test. I Dare You to Tell Me It Makes Sense.