When “Advance” Really Hit Home: The Very Human Cost of High Stakes Testing

By: Dan Lupkin Special Education Teacher/ UFT Delegate P.S. 58, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn My students did not take the news about the Performance Assessment well. In fact, it was kind of a wrenching experience- their faces could not have been more pained if I had run over their dogs.  I told them that it would […]

October 9th Day of Action Toolkit

Ideas and Resources to Facilitate Participation in MORE’s October 9th Win Back Wednesday Day of Action Microsoft Word (.docx) format October 9th Toolkit Oct 9th Stickers Image Files (.png)

Testing Can Not Measure Teachers’ Effectiveness

“What do we really know about high stakes testing? “There are several misconceptions that have led to the misguided policies that are having disastrous effects on public schools. Taken from a document that cites the work of researchers who are determined to help us come to a common understanding, these misconceptions have been categorized into […]

Buffalo Union’s Position on Evals: One to Emulate

by Geo Karo The Buffalo Teachers Federation is aggressively fighting a flawed evaluation system, over the system’s termination use of evaluations. On June 17 followed through with its threats, first made in April, to take legal action against the Buffalo Public Schools. The BTF filed a notice of claim against the BPS in State Supreme […]