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

MORE on the UFT’s New Position on State Tests + DA/Rally Report

[MORE’s statement on the UFT leadership’s change of position on testing is followed by James Eterno’s full report on the Delegate Assembly] Yesterday the Unity and New Action caucuses put forth a resolution that was passed at the Delegate Assembly calling for a moratorium on high stakes decisions for the state tests this year. WhileContinue reading “MORE on the UFT’s New Position on State Tests + DA/Rally Report”

PARENTS & EDUCATORS TO UFT: JOIN OUR FIGHT FOR “MORE TEACHING, LESS TESTING”

Support of Union Leaders is Sought in Call for Moratorium on New NYS ‘Test-Prep’ Teacher Evaluation Scheme MORE and Change the Stakes Team Up for “Win Back Wednesday” Rally at UFT Delegate Assembly, UFT Headquarters, Oct. 9  For Immediate Release NEW YORK — On October 9th at 4:00 p.m, activists from all over the cityContinue reading “PARENTS & EDUCATORS TO UFT: JOIN OUR FIGHT FOR “MORE TEACHING, LESS TESTING””

Why We Must Win Back Public Education

By Mike Schirtzer Teacher/UFT Delegate Leon M. Goldstein High School- Brooklyn 2013 MORE Vice Presidential Candidate for UFT   On October 9th at 4:00 p.m., activists from all over the city will gather at UFT headquarters (52 Broadway NYC) to protest the emphasis on high stakes testing that is harming our children, educators, and publicContinue reading “Why We Must Win Back Public Education”