This parent supports the professors at the University of Texas, whose patient work is paying off. More than half the school boards in Texas have passed resolutions against high stakes testing, and the head of the state workforce commission just denounced it.

Thanks for their scholarship and courage!

The parent writes:

I love my alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin. This fine institution boasts the likes of Walter Stroup:

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/education/headlines/20120811-texas-standardized-tests-a-poor-measure-of-what-students-learned-ut-austin-professor-says.ece

Carolyn Heinrich:

http://www.statesman.com/opinion/insight/standardized-tests-with-high-stakes-are-bad-for-2230088.html?cxtype=rss_ece_frontpage

Julian Vasquez Heilig:

http://cloakinginequity.com/

And Angela Valenzuela:

http://www.forumforeducation.org/conveners/angela-valenzuela

I believe that there are many more fine and distinguished professors at UT who “support the profession of teaching”. Conducting research and reporting the harmful effects of high-stakes/standardized testing is vitally important. Why aren’t more parents receiving this information?