Welcome to Stop High-Stakes Testing and All Arts All Kids

Posted by John C. Thompson on October 1, 2009

AEF Summer Arts Academy 2011 Students of socio-academic disadvantage [low(er) test scores] are being systematically and unequally shut out from "whole-student" education like this which includes music and arts opportunities (click here to see "The Learning Disadvantage Gap" chart; Attachment A-4).

View/download our music and arts poster at the following links:

JPG: http://www.allartsallkids.org/images/allartsposter/artsposter.jpg
You may add your own group information and logo in the blank space provided (11"x17").
PSD: http://www.allartsallkids.org/images/allartsposter/artsposter.psd
This is the Photoshop-ready version of the arts poster, in which you can easily modify details.

      Challenge Their High-Stakes Curricular Cancer!

    ↓↓↓ Click here for a full reader view of this exposé, and forward to parents, students, teachers, community leaders, media, etc. ↓↓↓

Click here to email/forward the above exposé along with the complete exposé package which includes all the resource attachments and references to friends, concerned parents, students, teachers and administrators, boards of education, community leaders, politicians, federal and state lawmakers, political and education groups, civil-rights groups, constitutional attorneys, music/arts advocates, teacher unions, all media. Be creative!

Revealing resource attachments

Parents and Students for Music and Arts, Vision for students - voice for parents

The Exposé Their Illegal U.S. Testing (the complete package)
A1 Unequal and Denied-Access Curriculum Cartoon
A2 300+ Unequal and Denied-Access Education Reference Links
A3 Teacher: "over tested zombies are invading my classroom"
A4 The Learning-Disadvantage Gap
A5 "Dances of the Imagination"
A6 Petition and Poster: Equal access to whole-student education
A7 Revealing Quotes from Educators, Politicians, parents and students
A8 "What-to-do tips" to join the "Stop High-Stakes Testing" Movement

Their Blind-Trust Testing Bubble

Posted by John C. Thompson on September 20, 2010  

Their Big-Gov Unequal and Denied-Access and the Invisible Disadvantaged: Beware of the High-Stakes Education Rule: What is tested with “high-stakes” accountability gets taught; what is not tested gets unequal or denied-access. While the K-12 student of “socio-academic advantage” [high(er) test score] gets whole-student curriculum unequal access or can outsource to learn, the “invisible” disadvantaged [low(er) test score] learns to grow up with narrow, separate and disabling denied-access education (A4).

"At first they came for my neighbor's kid, but then they came for mine."   – John Charles Thompson, 2014 (adaptation from M. Niemöller, 1946)

Parents and Students for Music and Arts is not affiliated with, or endorsed by any school district. PSMA is a combined effort of local parents and community leaders in support of whole-student education which includes music and other arts for all.