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Standardized — The Movie 0

Posted on May 02, 2014 by dmayer

Portland area organizations are joining together to present Standardized. The movie is gaining attention around the nation as parents, teachers, students, and community members are becoming aware of the true cost of standardized testing. A national movement is growing to opt out of high stakes testing. A panel representing students, parents, and educators will answer questions following the screening. All are welcome.

You may reserve a ticket at Eventbrite.

Find a printable, interactive poster to share here: Standardized Poster

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For decades, standardized testing has been a part of public education. Within the last ten years, however, education reform has promoted even more testing. Test scores, mistakenly viewed as effective assessments of student ability and teacher/school effectiveness, are anything but. STANDARDIZED sheds light on the invalid nature of these tests, the terrible consequences of high-stakes testing, and the big money that’s involved.

An Evening with Dr. Yong Zhao 0

Posted on April 01, 2012 by dmayer


Preferable Futures for Oregon Education

Please join us for an evening with Dr. Yong Zhao, distinguished author and lecturer, as we listen, discuss, and collaborate to create a positive vision for public education in Oregon. Dr. Zhao, Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global Education, College of Education at the University of Oregon, is the author of Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization.


His book raises interesting and provocative questions about the current direction of educational policies in the U.S.

Is Oregon headed in the right direction?
Is there a different direction we need to go?
How do we create a just and equitable education system? What defines success?
How should a return on educational investment be measured?
How do we define a high quality education?

Location: First Unitarian Church
Date: Thursday, April, 5, 2012
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join us for a presentation and discussion about education equity. Is Oregon catching up or leading the way?


For additional details and to register for this event, click here.

An Evening with Dr.Yong Zhao is brought to you by Oregon Save Our Schools, Rethinking Schools, and Great Schools for America.

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