Then I read Deborah Meier’s December 26, 2012 piece quoting material she had written 31-years ago: “The task of returning testing to its proper place will be difficult….Our belief in democracy–that normal every day people can make sense of their world and learn to make decisions about it– is at stake…There…is arising a renewed interest … Continue reading
Los Sures fights against Success Academy Charter School!
Watch the latest video from Real Reform Studios about Success Academy’s planned occupation of Middle School 50 in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Hear Williamsburg city council members, educators, parents and students voice their opposition to co-location. Continue reading
Please download GEM NYC’s The Truth About High Stakes Testing in NYC pamphlet. Find out why high stakes testing is ultimately a destructive force for children and schools and what alternatives exist! Continue reading
What Is The Truth About Charters?
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In recent years, New York State has expanded the use of high stakes standardized testing. We are concerned about the ever-increasing over-reliance on results from standardized tests to measure student learning. We are calling on Governor Cuomo, the State Education Department, the New York State Board of Regents, and New York’s legislative leaders to develop and implement a process by which parents/guardians concerned about the impacts of testing on student learning can voluntarily opt their children out of standardized testing. Continue reading