Promoted by Rosi. Cross-posted with Marie Corfield.
Hats off to Delran, NJ Education Association President Mike Kaminsky (@MKaminskiNJ) and his leadership team! They are doing excellent work in the push back against education ‘reform’. Not only did they recently host both a showing of “Standardized” (trailer above), and a Take the PARCC night, Delran also threw down the gauntlet with this very powerful statement against standardized testing, posted on DEA member and fellow ed blogger, Ani McHugh’s Teacherbiz blog:
We, the members of the Delran Education Association, believe that authentic, teacher-created assessments are an important component of any successful instructional program. However, we stand in defiant opposition to the New Jersey Department of Education’s obsession with the use of high-stakes standardized testing, both in our own district and in districts across this state.
And that’s just the beginning. It’s a perfect overview of education ‘reform’ and standardized testing for folks who haven’t read every book that’s been published on the subject over the past few years.