Thursday, November 5, 2009

Join the Campaign Against K-2 Testing From TOFT

From Jane Hirschmann, Time Out From Testing

Hi, Norm, how are you? We are moving ahead on our Campaign Against K-2 testing before the DOE brings it in after the New Year. they have an RFP out for a math test and told us that they hope to have it in place in January.

I was wondering if you could ask people through your blog to go to our website at www.timeoutfromtesting.org and sign our online petition.

In addition, since parent/teacher conferences are coming up next week in the elementary schools, could you ask folks to download our parent letter and set up tables in the school to get parents to sign these letters? We have thousands already abut need thousands more. Here is the info:

Below is a link to a letter (in English and Spanish) of opposition to K-2 standardized testing. We need people to help us organize this letter-signing: make copies of the letter, have adults sign the letter, COLLECT the letters and then get them back to us. If you can help with this effort, that would be terrific!

We have found that parent-teacher conferences are a great time to get the letters signed. Parents set up a table in the school lobby (with permission from the principal) and ask parents to sign as they come into the school.

We also have a link to a resolution for SLTs and PTAs to pass and sign, stating their opposition to K-2 standardized testing in their schools. We ask that you get your school's PTA and SLT each to pass and sign this resolution, and then to give us copies.


Parent Letter in English:
http://www.timeoutfromtesting.org/k2testing_parentletter.pdf

Parent Letter in Spanish:
http://www.timeoutfromtesting.org/k2testing_sltpta_letters_spanish.pdf

Thanks so much,
Jane

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