Monty Neill

Monty Neill is the  executive director of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, known as FairTest, which works to eliminate the overuse of high-stakes standardized tests.

Articles by this author

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Next Steps for Test Reform Activists on ESEA Reauthorization
Testing resistance and reform activists can help determine the result of the House-Senate conference committee that will write a compromise bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, now named No Child Left Behind). Both houses of Congress took important steps to end...
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Edy Chamness, a concerned parent in Texas, is just one of the millions of Americans now rising up against the standardized testing monster that critics say is destroying public education from coast to coast. (Photo: Texas Observer / Patrick Michels) Views
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Testing Resistance Movement Exploding Nationwide
This spring, the testing resistance movement has exploded across the nation. It will continue to grow as the testing season heads into the final stretch. How can assessment reformers marshal this energy and use it to accomplish positive change? Protest activities around the country reinforce the...
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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Don’t Expect Congress to End Test-and-Punish Core of NCLB
Both houses of Congress are starting to take another crack at rewriting the flawed No Child Left Behind law through the long-overdue reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. However, the Democratic bill released Tuesday by Senator Tom Harkin and likely bills from House Republicans will be so different that chances of final passage approach zero.
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