UPDATE: According to the NYS PTA website and Facebook page, NYSED has suspended all PTA Town Hall meeting mentioned below.
Award winning principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in Rockville Center, NY is urging all people who have signed (and those who have not) the Petition to Governor Cuomo and the Legislature to End High Stakes Testing to attend an important event at Garden City High School on October 15 from 7-9 pm. Details below…
Thank you for signing the Petition to Governor Cuomo and the Legislature to End High Stakes Testing. The Petition, with over 13,000 names was publicly delivered to Senator Flanagan by Jeannette Deutermann at his reform hearing last month.There is an important event at Garden City High School on October 15 from 7-9 pm. The NYS PTA is sponsoring a forum with Commissioner John King on Common Core, testing and the sharing of student personal data with InBloom as well as other Regents Reforms.You will be able to ask questions on cards and make 2 minute statements/questions if you sign up at the event. If you want to make a statement, get there early.Pushback is making a difference. If you want change, find the time to come and bring a friend.Here is one more link on testing that may help you make sense of the 3-8 tests and the score drop. Please pass around.http://www.washingtonpost.com/
blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/08/ 26/common-core-tests-widen- achievement-gap-in-new-york/There was forum of parents and educators in the Buffalo area that drew 2500http://www.buffalonews.com/ city-region/education/forum- on-testing-reform-draws-2500- vocal-teachers-parents-and- administrators-20131002Long Island and metropolitan parents are not alone.There will be a big story in The New York Times on InBloom and NY. Look for it!See you on the 15th!