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A coalition of more than 130 Massachusetts professors and researchers from at least 20 schools -- including Harvard -- signed a public statement opposing high-stakes standardized tests to assess students, teachers and schools.

The revolt against standardized testing in Texas has taken a new twist: The Texas House has put forth a draft 2014-15 budget that zeroes out all funding for statewide standardized assessment and as a way of explanation, Speaker Joe Straus said, "To parents and educators concerned about excessive testing, the Texas House has heard you."

Teachers at a high school in Seattle -- have decided to refuse to give mandated standardized district tests called the Measures of Academy Progress because, they say, the exams don't evaluate learning and are a waste of time. A second high school in Seattle then joined the boycott.