Time to Slow Down Testing



I wrote a letter for the Action Network letter campaign “Roll Back Standardized Testing”.

Your voice can help make a difference! Use this letter to urge your Senators and Representative in the U.S. Congress to support a reduction in standardized testing to once each in elementary, middle and high schools, while ending punitive sanctions. The House and Senate education committees plan to start re-writing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as NCLB) by mid-February. You can strengthen your message by adding your own comments, such as your and your children’s personal experiences with overtesting. Thank you.

Can you join me and write a letter? Click here: https://actionnetwork.org/letters/910b45d4859b862719b32e627813e9cb912af79d?source=email&referrer=david-mirabella


Discrimination and Oppression are still happening. Today.


“The U.S. Supreme Court set for April 28 arguments on whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry.

State legislatures across the country, assuming that the right will be affirmed, are taking up bills that would make it easier for businesses and individuals to opt out of serving gay couples on religious grounds.” – New York Times

Don’t be fooled into complacency, there is still a very real need to be active in combating acts such as these. New forms of oppression and discrimination are being legally supported. What does that show us about our legal system? Why is this okay?