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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.

Seattle high school teachers who are refusing to give students a state standardized test that they say is fatally flawed now face sanctions, and students are taking the test this week by order of state officials who ordered administrators to administer it.

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."

A teacher from Garfield High School in Seattle, where teachers decided to refuse to administer high-stakes standardized tests to students, explains why the action is being taken.

A national revolt against high-stakes standardized testing in school districts across the country keeps growing. Here's the state of the rebellion.