Month: April 2013

Arne Duncan, Jeb Bush… More Crooked Politicians

President Obama’s education hack Arne Duncan had a clout list of people he’d do special favors for… via Fred Klonsky Critics question the ethics of Jeb Bush… via Ravitch

“Learning is more than a test score…” Tee-shirts

Just a reminder, PJSTA members should be wearing their “Learning is more than a test score” tee-shirts tomorrow for the first day of the 2013 ELA exam. North Bellmore’s BOE joined Comsewogue’s last week in issuing a resolution against the use of standardized testing in New York State. Another Newsday hatchet job here. Long Island …

Ianuzzi at the RA

Comsewogue School Board Adopts NYSUT Resolution

The Comsewogue School Board has adopted NYSUT’s resolution protesting the over reliance on standardized testing. Here’s the story from the Port Jefferson Patch.  

More on Opting-Out of Standardized Testing

Some more info on opting-out of state testing… You can access local information on Facebook at “Long Island Opt-out Info“. Western New Yorkers for Public Education brings us this comprehensive guide to opting-out of New York’s standardized tests…  

Opting Out

Recently the United Opt Out movement has been gaining some steam as many states are gearing up for standardized testing. ┬áThis movement is beginning to take root in the community that we work in along with the communities that any of us reside in. ┬áThis movement describes itself as follows… Members of this site are …

PJSTA Supports the Ride for Life