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Parents Across America Decries Test Abuse

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Author: dianeravitch

Parents Across America has gathered documentation of the stress suffered by children due to the overuse and misuse of standardized tests.

“Parents Across America has gathered extensive evidence of an alarming
upsurge in student test-related stress, along with information that
prolonged stress is abusive, actually undermines learning, and may be
harming our most vulnerable children the most.

“PAA has taken the position that we must attack the cause of this problem
— the misuse and overuse of standardized tests — rather than expect
our children to simply deal with test pressure that we never had to
face.

“Position statement:
http://parentsacrossamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Test-Stressposition7-25-15final.pdf

One-page fact sheet: Test Stress and our Children:
http://parentsacrossamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Test-Stress-7-25-15final.pdf

“Documentation paper:
http://parentsacrossamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Test-Stress-Documentation-7-23-15final.pdf”

For more information please contact Julie Woestehoff,
JulieW@parentsacrossamerica.org

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