Click on the link below to watch Leonie Haimson on NY1 Inside City Hall with an education panel discussion on the Common Core. http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/inside-city-hall/2015/04/16/ny1-online–education-panel-debates-common-core.html
Watch the video below for my discussion on To the Point on BK live about why parents are opting out of NYS standardized tests.
April 16, 2015 Dear Friends, 1. Today (Thursday, April 16, 2015) I’ll be on the national public radio show, To The Point at 2PM EST & Inside City Hall on NY1 at 7 & 10 PM EST talking about testing and opting out. Please listen and watch! 2. This week, the opt-out movement reached historic levels across the […]
April 2, 2015 Dear Friend, 1. On Tuesday night, a state budget bill was approved that doubles down on high-stakes testing and removes any local input– with student “growth scores” on the state exams linked to teacher ratings in a uniform evaluation system. Teachers must do well in terms of student scores to achieve an […]
March 31, 2015 Dear Friend, Please call your legislators right now, and urge them to vote NO on any budget that ties education aid to teacher evaluation, and teacher evaluation to test scores. Find your Assemblymember here and your Senator here. It appears that Cuomo’s budget bill doubles-down or triples-down on testing in the following ways: Teachers could […]
March 25, 2015 Dear Reader , Update from Albany on the budget negotiations: According to Speaker Carl Heastie, there will be no deal in the budget on a voucher-like private school tax credit giveaway that could yield huge financial benefits to billionaires and corporations but drain state revenue of $100 million. Raising the charter cap will likely not be […]
Take a minute now and send a letter to the Gov. and Legislature to Support our Public Schools, Don’t Dismantle Them!
March 18, 2015 Hey Folks, Please help us continue to protect our public schools by signing our petition here to Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie, and Majority Leader Skelos now and send a letter here to your legislator. Throughout NY state, parents, students, and teachers have rallied to protect our public schools from Governor’s Cuomo’s attempt to hold school […]
Below is our testimony to the NYC Council Education Committee in favor of the resolution opposing the Governor’s proposal on receivership — the state taking over our struggling schools.