Citywide Testing Rally – Join us on Thursday April 24th PLEASE POST AND SHARE

April 22, 2014 — 4 Comments

Please join us for rally and press conference to demand Not One More Year Lost – Our Children are More than a Test Score!

    Thursday, April 24th @ 4 PM

WHERE:  NYC Department of Education, 52 Chambers Street
WHO:      All families, educators, and supporters of educational justice
HOW:      More info here and please accept and share the Facebook invite
WHY: We will be uniting to demand policies that support our children and our schools.
What do we want?
- We want real learning every day NOT test prep
- We want transparent, developmentally appropriate and valid assessments
- We want child-centered, rich curriculum
- We want standards that truly support child learning

- We want funding for schools not for private testing companies

Make your own signs!!  Some of the themes for the action are:
- We demand REAL accountability from the top, not on the backs of our children
- Listen to the parents
- Release the test
- Our children and our jobs as teachers are NOT FOR SALE
- Keep the money in the classroom

Change the Stakes

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Please sign our petition to demand that NYS give parents the right to opt out

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4 responses to Citywide Testing Rally – Join us on Thursday April 24th PLEASE POST AND SHARE


    Here I go again:  what is the point of these “protests” which make participants feel better for an hour or two but which have absolutely no effect in changing the real world or anything to do with education policy in NYC?




      The protests are just a piece of the overall process CTS is engaging in – going to local CEC meetings, drumming up support for the opt-out movement. Remember that a year ago CTS pulled out 500 people to the steps of Tweed. Many of those stayed involved. Protests are part of building capacity. But there is also an aim – the math tests are coming. CTS and other testing groups got some major media publicity a few weeks ago. I generally trust the CTS steering crew to make the right overall decisions since they have been so successful in grassroots work so far.


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    Reblogged this on Daniel Katz, Ph.D. and commented:
    NYC Citywide Rally Against Current Testing

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