President Obama, Save Our Schools
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President Obama, Save Our Schools

    1. A C
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      A C

      Oakland, CA

Our public schools need support. President Obama understands what his daughters need -- occasional low stakes tests used to find out their strengths and weaknesses, and a rich learning environment with lots of engaging projects. Unfortunately the policies of the President's Department of Education are moving us in the wrong direction, towards more tests, with even higher stakes.

If we continue down this path, schools will be completely driven by tests. Scarce resources will be spent on huge expenditures for computers, tests and scoring software, and precious school time will be wasted. Our students will become ever more focused on tests, and less on authentic learning.

With this petition we ask President Obama to bring his education policies in line with the vision he shared on March 28, at the town hall meeting. We invite him to endorse the principles of the Save Our Schools March and National Call to Action, and to speak at our rally in Washington, DC, on July 30, 2011.

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    • Lisa Herman BROOKLYN, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Please focus more on the child and not on the stardard. 21st C learning demands critical thinking skills: keep school librarians in place!

      http://www.padcamp.org/?cat=6

      100 things students will miss if they don't have school librarians in their school:

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    • maria tramontozzi SOMERVILLE, MA
      • about 3 years ago

      Please, think of the day, when every child will be happy to go to school...to learn creatively, by

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    • MaryAlice Misuta DEDHAM, MA
      • about 3 years ago

      Do The Right Thing!

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    • Phyllis Rustin DURANT, OK
      • about 3 years ago

      As a career professional educator of over twenty-five years, I am concerned about education. My students have no depth of knowledge and have difficulty thinking deeply. I have seen this trend deepen with our national and state obsession with test scores. Solutions to the challenges facing our nation and world cannot be found in an multiple choice answer. A reasonable amount of accountability is justified; test scores as the primary focus us unjust.

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    • Lisa Shrader STILLWATER, OK
      • over 3 years ago

      I teach in a dropout prevention/dropout recovery alternative education program. I had to become certified in all 5 cores to be considered highly qualified. I have worked very hard to "jump through all the hoops," in order to save my students. Why don't our politicians have to do anything to become highly qualified to tell us how to teach?

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