Nov 02 2015

Beyond Measure: Rescuing an overscheduled, overtested, underestimated generation

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GUEST: Vicki Abeles, filmmaker whose 2009 documentary Race to Nowhere exposed the detrimental nature of high-stakes testing in public schools. Her new film Beyond Measure, shares its name with her new book Beyond Measure: Rescuing an overscheduled, overtested, underestimated generation.

President Obama in late October, made a surprise announcement on the White House Facebook page against high-stakes testing in public schools. The issue of high-stakes testing, which his administration and his predecessor’s administration, strongly embraced, has become a central focus of educational activism by parents, teachers, and students.

Visit the following websites for more information: www.RaceToNowhere.com, www.BeyondMeasureFilm.com.

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