Published on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Common Dreams
Hundreds of Chicago Students Walk Out of Standardized Test
“We are over-tested, under-resourced and fed up!”
– Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Hundreds of Chicago students are taking up the mantle in the fight against the role of standardized tests in public school closures as they walked out of a state exam Wednesday. Their message: “We are over-tested, under-resourced and fed up!”

Ahead of a school board meeting, at which the demonstrators were banned from speaking, the students rallied outside the district headquarters carrying placards and forming a human chain.

“We’re just trying to make a statement that tests should not determine our future or the future of our schools,” said student organizer Alexssa Moore, a senior at Lindblom High School.

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