Rosalie Friend, who helps drive the Education Town Hall BUS (BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, Save Our Schools March), offers the following resource. Teachers of Conscience, originating in New York, present a position paper and call to action on market-based testing-center school reform.


The blurring of foundation and corporate purposes has been quite common in the era of market-based education reform. The Broad, Walton, and Bill & Melinda Gates foundations are often cited as the super-funders of the reforms. The Gates Foundation was the primary underwriter for the development of the Common Core State Standards. National standardization is a primary goal of the reforms because it creates an incentive for private investment. The diversity of the American system of education creates disparate markets and reformers are well-aware of the problems it poses for investment….
— Read more at Teachers of Conscience
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For a discussion of testing-related issues, check out the November 20 BUS program.

The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia in Washington, DC, Thursdays at 11 Eastern on We Act Radio.
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The Education Town Hall BUS is a monthly program organized by BadAss Teachers, United Opt Out, and SOS March. The next BUS program is scheduled for December 18. The program regularly airs on the 4th Thursday of each month.