We've been reporting on this for a week as various parents, faculty and student groups have petitions going. But today is the live protest by students, faculty and alumni of TC. The protest is as much against the actions of TC President Susan Fuhrman who is on the board of the Pearson test giant as it is against Tisch. TC students go there because many are progressive educators opposed to the high stakes testing regime while TC itself has blood on its hands in many ways. The alumni I know are outraged.
A group based at TC, Edu4, has a web site Edu4.
Check out this powerhouse School Book piece by Change the Stakes member Fred Smith on the exploding student, parent, alumni protest of the selection of Regent Merryl Tisch to be honored at tomorrow’s graduation.
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NYS BOARD OF REGENTS CHANCELLOR
WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 21
TIME: 12:00 NOON
WHAT: TEACHERS COLLEGE CONVOCATION
WHERE: IN FRONT of CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE
112th ST. AND AMSTERDAM AVENUE, NYC