Students Against Testing

| September 19, 2001

Students Against Testing, Web site review by Sara V. Buckwitz,
A group of East Coast students are fighting for inventive education and against standardized testing. They've created an online activist's toolkit for other like-minded students. Students Against Testing suggests students forced to take standardized tests instead take a zero and 'Tie a helium balloon to [the test] and set it free.' Or, 'Lose it. (intentionally but cleverly.)' On October 9, the group will protest the 2001 National Education Summit in Palisades, NY, because the invitation-only event includes no principals, teachers, or students. With 'banners, signs, noisemakers, food, books, puppets, chess boards, and anything else to celebrate real learning,' they aim to prove, that 'Standardized testing has, time and again, proven to be an ineffective, mind-numbing, and racist way of 'educating' today's youth.'
--Sara V. Buckwitz
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