Fighting Testing Madness in Charlotte, North Carolina
Tis chapter will detail the activity of Mecklenburg Area Coming Together for Schools (MecklenburgACTS), a grassroots group that had been working for several years on local education issues and who saw the chance to direct community discontent over the proliferation of standardized testing into positive change. We started an online petition calling for sanity in testing, which garnered more than two thousand signatures. We used the list, as well as our Facebook page, to keep supporters informed of major developments on local and national testing fronts, and to urge them to contact school board members, state legislators, and Congressional representatives when important decisions were coming up.
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