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May 8, 2013

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Let's make a stand

We need to change education and the direction that it is currently headed. Teachers are beginning to become paid more or less based on the way their students perform on standardized testing. I know when I was in school, how well I did on the test was in no way related to how well my teacher was. I started a petition to try and end this. Teachers should not have to teach to the test just to worry about whether they can feed their families. I know I will not even want my children learning what will be "on those tests" in the first place. Children are not numbers. Teachers are not numbers. We are all individuals and need to be treated as such. Please sign my petition and share with everyone. We can make a difference. Please sign and then pass on!!! http://www.change. org/petitions/stop -linking-standardi zed-test-scores-to -teacher-salary  (May 22, 2013 | post #1)

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Zuiko, as a future teacher I have spent time in classrooms where the teacher spends days if not weeks on how to take a standardized test. This is not teaching them anything that is important. This is not teaching them something that will grow their creativity or interest in learning. This is becoming to the point where we are beyond teaching to the test. We are teaching about the test.  (May 10, 2013 | post #5)

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With standardized testing going on in schools this month, I think it is time we start standing up for this abuse. This form of abuse not only concerns teachers but the students as well. I am a 21 year junior at Miami University in Oxford studying middle childhood education. I have launched a campaign to try and gain awareness that basing teachers pay on standardized test scores is wrong. My goal is to bring this issue nationwide. In order to achieve this, I started a petition on and really want help in some way getting the word out. While I was able to get almost 200 signatures in less than a week, I need help with spreading the word. Don't be afraid to be the difference this change may need! Here is the link: https://www.change .org/petitions/uni ted-states-departm ent-of-education-s top-linking-standa rdized-test-scores -to-teacher-salary  (May 8, 2013 | post #1)