Thursday, September 3, 2015

MORE's Jia Lee Quoted in The Nation: Exploding Rebellion Against Standardized Tests

Jia Lee, a New York City-based special education teacher with the Movement of Rank-and-file Educators caucus of the teachers union (MORE-UFT), sees political designs in Elia’s warnings. She is “in essence implying by her threats,” Lee says via e-mail, that parents’ choice to opt out “will have negative consequences for schools. More specifically, poor children of color are the targets. Since Title I schools are disproportionately Black and Latino.” 
We've been chronicling MOREs popping up all over the place in published articles. The best hope for defeating the onerous impact of the teacher rating system is the growing opt out movement from both left and right. Watch the UFT/AFT/NYSUT leadership be forced to give increasing support to the opt-out movement as the potential for organizing it offers their internal critics locally and nationally. Especially with this being a UFT election year.

By the time you start receiving piles of pro-Mulgrew glossies in your school (and possibly home) mailboxes, he will be positively in love with opt-out -- until the election is over.

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