Think the testing scandal is outrageous? Come out the PEP meeting on Monday! Let em' know!
What: PEP meeting
Where: LaGuardia High School, 65th and Amsterdam, A, B, C D trains to 59th or 1 to 66th.
When: Monday August 30th, 5:30.
Welcome back to another fun year of hard work and loud protests.
As everyone knows the DOE and Bloomberg were recently exposed for 8 years of out and out lying about the progress that NYC public school students have been making on standardized tests. We doubt that anyone on this list serve was surprised.
However the indignation and actions that have bubbled up (no pun intended) over the last few weeks in response have been exciting to see. At the August 16th PEP (panel for educational policy, the mayor's rubber stamp for his educational policies) the DOE presented an explanation of the test scores and hundreds of parents were not having it. They closed the meeting down. Watch below.
They are going to try to make their presentation again this coming Monday, August 30th. We are hoping for an even bigger turn out, especially of teachers, to let the panel and the DOE know that no one is buying their nonsense.
Please come if you can. Try to get in early and sit front and center.
Let's start this year off right!
Patrick Sullivan's comments at the last PEP meeting after the DOE presentation trying to explain the testing fiasco.
Parents response after being denied the right to speak back to DOE's presentation.
In Spanish with English subtitles:
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