The Cause

School reform law in the United States currently centers on the use of standardized test results to reward or punish schools, students, and teachers. Aptly labeled “high-stakes testing,” failing scores on state tests are used to deny diplomas to high school seniors, place students in remedial classes, label and sanction schools and districts, and dismiss teachers and other school staff.

The Community

Many parents, educators, and researchers share evidence and concern that the use of high-stakes testing leads to race and class discrimination and privatization of public schools. Large numbers of citizens find support within a nationwide community of internet activists-- a community built on the cause of educaitonal justice, working to reverse the policy and practice of high-stakes testing in public schools. Welcome to The Resistance.

Internet Colleagues Meet in Birmingham to Conference and Provide Support

A Community of Communication and Support

The Resistance brings together people and organizations from throughout the nation. Changing education policy requires communication and action on many levels. Resistance members support and inform students, parents, and teachers and educate lawmakers and the general public.

Resistance Members:

· Email, Phone, and Send US Mail
· Rally, Protest, and March
· Write and Send Press Releases
· Interview with Mass Media
· Testify at Government Hearings
· Write Letters to the Editor
· Present at Conferences and Small Group Meetings
· Write Books and Magazine Articles
· Create and Maintain Websites and Listservs
· Design Wearable Messages (t-shirts and buttons)
· Organize Petitions