Yinzercation http://wesa.fm en Opting Out: How High are the Stakes of Standardized Tests? http://wesa.fm/post/opting-out-how-high-are-stakes-standardized-tests <p>A growing protest <a href="http://unitedoptout.com/">movement</a> has triggered discussions about our country's emphasis on public school standardized testing. According to parents such as <a href="http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/perspectives/why-i-wont-let-my-son-take-the-pssa-681537/"><strong>Kathy Newman</strong></a>, a Pittsburgh Public School parent, CMU English professor and volunteer coordinator for the grassroots education group <a href="http://yinzercation.wordpress.com/category/opt-out-movement/">Yinzercation</a>, the pressures and stakes of assessments like the PSSAs are too high. So they're <a href="http://triblive.com/news/westmoreland/3775488-74/math-reading-opt#axzz2PnXGogpy">opting their kids out</a>. Kathy joins us for a discussion about how standardized testing impacts the quality of a public school education. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 01:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 7713 at http://wesa.fm Opting Out: How High are the Stakes of Standardized Tests?