MORE Fall Events

Stand up to school closings- join us at “The Funeral” to bury the Bloomberg years and his failed educational policies! Facebook event here 10/30 5:30pm 883 Classon Ave Brooklyn Don’t Tread on Educators- hosted by Francesco Portelos How to fight for your rights as an educator ! There will be no sign in sheet and youContinue reading “MORE Fall Events”

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”

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 intoContinue reading “Testing Can Not Measure Teachers’ Effectiveness”

General Meeting and Brunch

Saturday September 21st 12:00-3:00pm will be at our first general meeting of the school year. All are welcome! 224 West 29th St 14th Fl. Btwn 7th and 8th ave – Midtown NYC Facebook link here We will discuss how the new evaluation system and continued emphasis on high stakes testing is affecting educators, students, andContinue reading “General Meeting and Brunch”