Plan to participate in a book study sponsored by Cape-Ohio and Public Education Partners

The Testing Charade: Pretending to Make Schools Better by Daniel Kortz, is described by Diane Ravitch in New York Review of Books, as “the best explanation of standardized testing.” This book is bound to bring about a lively discussion of testing in our schools.

Watch this space for more information!


What Is CAPE Ohio?

As citizen advocates, we defend the concept of public education as envisioned by the nation’s founders. At the same time, we seek the transformation that will improve and advance learning so that all students thrive. (Read more about CAPE Ohio)



Our Vision for Public Education

Recent cycles of reform have treated public education as if it were a large manufacturing concern, with controllable inputs and raw materials. Education is different. (Read the CAPE Ohio Vision)


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Principles for Redefining Public Education

We hope that decision makers—students, parents, teachers, boards of education, legislators, administrators—will use these principles in developing policies and practices before it’s too late. (Read the Thirteen Principles)