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Kress Now Lobbying for Pre-K... Testing

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

Using tablet computers to measure a 4-year-old's social and emotional development -- and then applying those scientifically untested results to a teacher's job security -- is an invitation to corrupt the entire public school experience.

It's Time to Investigate Pearson in Texas, Too

Jason Stanford | Posted 02.18.2014 | Education
Jason Stanford

There's ample evidence that state officials have put the lazy in laissez faire when it comes to providing effective oversight of Pearson's massive contract.

No Test-maker Left Behind

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.21.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Democrats in Washington don't trust the states to hold themselves accountable, and a recent audit of how Texas has mishandled a half billion-dollar contract with testing giant NCS Pearson shows why.

'Life Is Not a Bubble Test'

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Education should not be a partisan issue, and opposition to high-stakes testing has certainly become bi-partisan. But a partisan solution might be the only way to get there.

In Birthplace of High-stakes Testing, Lawmakers Turn on Its Godfather

Jason Stanford | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Nowhere is the movement against high-stakes testing as strong as it is in Texas where all this started. Now, 86 percent of the state's school boards have adopted resolutions opposing the over-reliance on high-stakes testing.

Is Texas Ending High-Stakes Testing?

Jason Stanford | Posted 04.20.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

As of last month, 86 percent of Texas school boards representing 91 percent of the state's 5 million public school students had adopted resolutions opposing high-stakes testing.

Get Ready for 'Moms Against Drunk Testing'

Jason Stanford | Posted 11.24.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

The education reformers who brought us No Child Left Behind have done screwed up. They've messed with Texas mommas.

Fire Pearson

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.30.2012 | Education
Jason Stanford

It's getting to the point that politicians are going to have to face what every public-school parent, teacher and administrator in this country knows: high-stakes testing doesn't work.