Thursday, April 4, 2013

MORE Elem Ex Bd Cand Jia Lee Helps Sponsor Ed Forum at Earth School on Testing April 8

Why MORE has a future? Activists like Jia Lee who doesn't just talk about the problems with high stakes testing. A number of MORE teacher/parents and allies are opting out of tests in increasing numbers. The big events in Washington DC starting tomorrow will spark a national movement. Jia and her school are doing their part.

Please join us as we discuss our questions, concerns and develop a common understanding of the high stakes tests looming upon our children. Feel free to forward, print and distribute this flyer. I apologize for not being able to get it translated into other languages with the time constraints.
Bring as many parents as possible, and they don't have to be in testing grades this year. Next year, they are planning to roll out the K-2 Standardized assessments. 

At the Earth School, we are planning to have two teachers present a statement. We are steadily moving towards a place where the tensions between the important work that we do with our students is being impacted to a detrimental degree because of high stakes testing. 

We look forward to coming to some answers and plans of action together. 

Parent and special education teacher

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