COME OUT ON THURSDAY MARCH 1ST TO DEFEND PUBLIC EDUCATION. For more information please visit http://www.occupyed.org/nyc.
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As educators we are strongest when our voices are united.
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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
EDUCATION REFORM FUNDED BY THE 1% IS DISMANTLING OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM Please join us on Thursday, October 27th at 7:00 PM for a screening of:The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman It has been one year since the premiere of Davis Guggenheim’s documentary, Waiting for Superman, was released in New York City. A slick, … Continue reading
It has been ONE YEAR since the premiere of Davis Guggenheim’s documentary, WAITING FOR SUPERMAN was released in NYC. A slick, emotionally-charged advertisement for charter schools, SUPERMAN was promoted relentlessly by the corporate media… and flopped at the box-office. But did you know that a group of NYC public school teachers and parents produced their … Continue reading
It is Time to Change the Stakes! Join us for an evening with Yong Zhao… “American education is at a crossroads. Two paths lie in front of us: one in which we destroy our strengths in order to catch up with others on test scores and one in which we build on our strengths so … Continue reading
Join DC37 workers at City Hall to protest the layoffs of over 700 school staff from 4pm to 6pm. Stop Bloomberg from Laying Offover 700 School Workers! DC 37 employees play a critical role in our school community as parent coordinators, tech support, and school aides who help our schools run like clockwork. They are … Continue reading
Waiting for Superman, the provocative documentary from director Davis Guggenheim, follows the stories of several students who aspire to be selected in the lottery for entrance into the charter schools in Harlem, the Bronx, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Palo Alto, California. When the film was released in September 2010, it generated widespread praise and … Continue reading
If you can make it to the School of the Future at 7PM tonight you will get the alternative view from Education Nation. And on October 12, we kick off our “Change the Stakes” campaign to reverse the impact of high stakes testing, which has affected – and infected- almost every child, parent and teacher … Continue reading
The next GEM high-stakes testing committee meeting is this Monday, September 26th at 5pm at the CUNY Graduate Center, room 5414. Please bring ID. We will be planning a launch of the Change the Stakes campaign in October, but we need to plan that together! We hope you will join us. You may know that … Continue reading