Save $$ by Opting Out of STAAR/EOC

Texas, like the entire United States is allowing for-profit corporations, such as Pearson Publishing, to control not only what is being taught, but when it is taught. In Texas schools, the  entire school year is focused on preparing for the … Continue reading

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Clueless Texas Legislatures

In her blog, Diane Ravitch said, “Over the past 20-30 years, Texas became drunk on testing.” “The lobbyists for Pearson Publishing–headed by Sandy Kress, the architect of NCLB (No Child Left Behind)–made sure that Pearson won a five-year contract with … Continue reading

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Parents Speak Out

Texas Legislatures Provide Millions of Dollars for Education. Education money seems to magically disappear before reaching classrooms. There are too many hands that education money sifts through before it gets to the classroom. The Texas Education Agency receives the lion’s … Continue reading

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STAAR/EOC Report Fraud

Texas Commissioner of Education, Michael Williams, proudly promotes the lie that STAAR/EOC Tests Assess Student Achievement  The Commissioner said, “It’s encouraging to see ongoing improvement in core subjects such as Algebra I and Biology as students and teachers adapt to … Continue reading

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Failing STAAR: Part 4

STAAR Fails Honor Roll Students Why are honor roll students across Texas  failing the STAAR? Why are honor roll students attending summer school? The answer is because they failed the STAAR. The STAAR Test has errors! The STAAR Test is … Continue reading

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Falling STAAR: Part 3

TEA’s STAAR tests are designed to fail students. Not all students are able to achieve the “high level” of thinking that the STAAR tests are said to evaluate. The STAAR test questions are suppose to be on the application and … Continue reading

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STAAR Scores Falsely Reported

Are 5th grade STAAR Math Scores being Falsely Reported? Michael Williams, Texas Education Commissioner, has proudly announced the passing math scores for Texas 5th graders. Why did the commissioner report that students only had to understand 54% of the basic … Continue reading

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Parent Opts Out of STAAR

Texas children are not educated, they are drilled for the STAAR Tests. To The Texas Commissioner of Education Dear Commissioner Williams, You must investigate the education system in Texas yourself. Talk to parents. Look at the STAAR Test content. Sir, … Continue reading

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STAAR OPT Out Notice

Are You a Parent Fed Up With Schools Deciding What is Best for your children.  “Are you a parent fed up with schools deciding what us best for your child” Things Parents Need to Know 1. Education is a big … Continue reading

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Are We Getting What We Pay For?

The old saying, “You get what you pay for is not true when it come to the STAARs.” Texas has given the Pearson Publishing Company a five year contract which covers the 2010 through 2015 school years. The total to … Continue reading

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