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Zombies of High Stakes Testing

February 13, 2013

National education activist supports Providence student ‘zombie’ protesters” by Linda Borg in Providence Journal:

Education provocateur Diane Ravitch has given a shout-out to local high school students who are staging a “zombie” protest against high-stakes testing Wednesday.

Dressed as zombies, the students will march from Burnside Park to the Rhode Island Department of Education headquarters at 4 p.m.

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Borg links to Diane Ravitch’s blog, where Ravitch wrote:

The students are the ones in the cage.

… the cage created by [No Child Left Behind] and Race to the Top.

The event was schedule for today and also announced by WPRI.com as ““Zombies” to protest high-stakes tests” by Darren soens

Members of the Providence Student Union and other high school students dress as zombies and march from Burnside Park to RIDE, where they will dramatically demonstrate the deathly serious impact that the state’s new high-stakes testing graduation requirement may have on youth in Providence by staging a “die-in.”

DATE: Wednesday, February 13th

TIME / PLACE: 4:00 p.m. “zombie march” begins at Burnside Park in Providence

4:20 p.m. zombies demonstrate outside of RIDE (on the Westminster Street-side of the Shepard Building)

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