Parents Across America on Test Stress

08 Mar

“High-stakes testing is doing children grievous mental and emotional harm. Parents Across America has gathered overwhelming evidence of the destructive psychological impact of test anxiety. For your children’s sake, read and be outraged!”

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Press release *** For immediate release

Parents and educators stand together against growing test stress in children

March 8, 2016

Contacts: Julie Woestehoff, Interim Executive Director, Parents Across America, 773-175-3989

Laura Bowman, leader of PAA-Roanoke Valley (VA), 540-819-6385

Danielle Arnold-Schwartz, leader of PAA- Suburban Philadelphia (PA), 215-498-2549

Today, Parents Across America announces the endorsement of its position paper, “Parents Stand up Against Test Stress,” by such prominent educators as Alfie Kohn, Jonathan Kozol, and Nancy Carlsson-Paige (list follows).

PAA has also contacted the National Institutes of Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics asking that they investigate our concerns that high-stakes standardized testing has become a health hazard for our nation’s public school children.

According to Dr. Isabel Nuñez, Associate Professor in the Center for Policy and Social Justice, Concordia University…

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