Friday, June 21, 2013

Change the Stakes to Discuss DOE's Bankrupt Student Promotion Policies, MORE Study Group on HST

Our meetings are always open and all are welcome.  I can guarantee a lively discussion!  Promotion policies will be the focus on the agenda as well as ways we will move forward to plan for next year.  School may be out for summer, but our work will continue... Janine Sopp
With NYC's bankrupt student promotion policies placing even higher levels of stress on the families of the City's elementary, middle, and high school students, we invite you to join us next Friday.

What - Change the Stakes monthly meeting
When - Friday, June 28th, 5:30-7:30 PM
Where - Room 4202, CUNY Grad Center (5th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets)

Open to all. Please bring a photo ID to enter the building.

The stuff flying back and forth on the CTS listserve over the reactions of DOE slugs to the opt-out movement has been more than intense -- with threats to force some parents to send their kids to summer school. The epicenter seems to be in District 6 in Washington Hts.

For those not aware, GEM developed 2 branches: CTS and MORE, both independent now (GEM is currently not functioning as an organization). The MORE July 11 summer series event on high stakes testing will bring elements of both groups together.

In the meantime, MORE is running a study group on high stakes testing and is meeting Saturday at 1PM

We're starting off our next working group meeting with a discussion of the first chapter in Unequal By Design by Wayne Au, followed by developing some common understandings to frame the debate around HST, and planning for the summer series event! 

Interested in the history of high stakes testing?
What do you think about the fact the HD testing came out of the
eugenics movement?

Join the MORE anti-testing committee
for a study group on Chapter 1 of the book

Unequal by Design by Wayne Au
Available on OR 
(We can also scan the pgs of Chapter 1 and have it available in drop box. Let us know!)

Saturday, June 22, 1-3 pm
Teachers College library at 
120th and Broadway (525 W. 120th St)
 2nd floor  (talking, eating and drinking are permitted)  
The library is open to the public with a show of ID. 

Hope to see you there! 

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