Thursday, May 1, 2014
Change the Stakes Next General Meeting - Friday May 2, 6-8pm - CUNY Grad center
As today marks the first day of the math state test, Change the Stakes begins to move the conversation to "What's next?" Opt out numbers tripled in NYC and almost 35,000 statewide, parents found support in many schools, some difficulties in other schools, teachers spoke out, principals spoke up, parents rallied, the press covered the issues of testing daily, if not multiple times each day, and it will continue. It will continue because every day more and more parents are realizing what is happening to our children and schools, teachers are opening up and principals are speaking out. We are making our voices heard.
CtS is not only advocating for opting out. We see this as a strategy, but our agenda moving forward is leading us in the direction of many goals. Promotions, Upcoming Field Tests, Teacher Evaluations, Early Childhood, Charter Schools/Privatization, Common Core to name a few. We have made many new contacts over these past few months of meeting and organizing and hope to meet with many of you this Friday night at our next General Meeting.
Please join us if you can! Let others know, too.