Tag: testing

McMullan- What, exactly, is unethical?

I took the piece below from the Students Not Scores website.  It was written by the PJSTA’s very own Melissa McMullan in response to New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia referring to teachers as being “unethical” if they support the opt-out… Read More

Let’s Have a Rally!

The testing insanity has to STOP and every one of us needs to join together to make that happen….   Comsewogue Superintendent Joe Rella and the PJSTA invite you and everyone you know to a rally next Saturday to make our voices heard… Right… Read More

If you are on Facebook you can show your support for the Garfield High School teachers here. Colleagues of Garfield’s teachers show their support. Ed Notes with a letter to Seattle’s superintendent. If you are a parent and wish to have your… Read More

Wednesday Link Around

A few links to keep you busy the week before the holidays (because I know you weren’t busy already)… Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post reports that NY State test scores are expected to plummet this year.  Reality-based educator notes, “As Rick Hess… Read More

Sign the AFT’s Petition to End America’s Fixation With High Stakes Testing!

All children deserve a rich, meaningful public education that prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and challenges that await them as they become contributing members of a democratic society. Growing our nation’s future citizens and workers is a serious undertaking that calls… Read More