Just wanted to put out an extra word of appreciation to the kids in the Providence Student Union and especially Executive Director Aaron Regunberg for orchestrating and executing the Take the Test! action. They really seized the initiative and controlled the news cycle here for a solid week, knocking Commissioner Gist off her game and out of her comfort zone for more or less the first time in her tenure here. Excellent work.
Maybe even more importantly, the national attention brought to this action can be a model for more pre-emptive actions around the Common Core assessments, including simply making people aware of the importance of being able to access sufficient examples of the difficulty of a high-stakes exam.