Things are not working out so well for the corporate reformers in Néw York. They expected that the abysmal scores on the Pearson tests would cause parents to turn against their public schools; they expected parent demands for vouchers and charters.
Instead, parents are furious at the Néw York State Education Department for testing their kids for seven hours, and they are furious at Pearson for making bad tests and hiding their contents from teachers and parents. How can teachers or students benefit if the test contents are hidden?
Here are the districts that are boycotting the Pearson field tests (more may join them):
NOTE: this is not the Tea Party. This is school boards and parents who are fed up with too much testing.