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Across the nation, resistance to test overuse and misuse

reached unprecedented heights in the spring of 2014.


- The Washington Post, 10/30/14

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

AGAINST

TEST-OBSESSED SYSTEM:

How Do We Put the Focus


Back on Learning in our Schools?
COME TO A WORKING STRATEGY SESSION
Presentation by Diane Ravitch
Followed by Breakout Action Groups

To register, sign
up with Eventbrite

Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00pm


PS3 Auditorium, 490 Hudson Street

Limited childcare
with pizza available
For more info, visit
ps3nyc.org/pac

iane Ravitch has been called a fearless crusader for

everyAmerican child, parent and teacher. She served


asU.S.AssistantSecretary of Educationfrom 1991-93 and
has since become our most clear-headed and influential
critic of standardized testing.She has published more
than500 articles and20 books, including her latest,Reign
of Error: The Hoax of thePrivatization Movement and the Danger to
Americas Public Schools. Diane blogs regularly atdianeravitch.net.

Partner Organizations:

For a complete list, visit ps3nyc.org/pac

National Center for Fair & Open Testing

The
Brooklyn
New
School

BNS

FairTest

Williamsburg and
Greenpoint Parents
for Our Public Schools
(WAGPOPS)

Learn For Life

We know what were against:


the High Stakes attached to testing
6 days of ELA & Math testing
a culture that values test prep over joy of
learning
poorly constructed tests
lack of transparency
a private company profiting off testing

We know what were for:


an end to High Stakes test uses
a dramatic reduction in the amount of testing
implementation of educationally sound
assessments
greater transparency so that test results can
guide teaching & learning

But how do we get there?


targeted protests
social media & petitions
opting out
lobbying Congress
building alliances
propose new testing practices that put the
focus back on learning
YOUR IDEA HERE!

his year not only parents but


also educators across Florida are
rebelling. They have joined a national
protest in which states have repealed their
graduation test requirements, postponed the
consequences of testing for the Common
Core -- national standards in more than
40 states -- and rolled back the number of
required exams.
...
In August, Education Secretary Arne Duncan
added to the chorus when he wrote in a blog
post that testing issues today are sucking the
oxygen out of the room in a lot of schools,
and that teachers needed more time to
adapt to new standards and tests.
- The New York Times, 11/9/14

hat began with protests over


high-stakes testing and cheating
scandals in various public-school
districts in the mid-2000s has morphed in the
past six months into an outright mutiny,driven
in large part by the controversial rollout
of Common Core State Standards, which
arelinked to new state curriculums, moredifficult tests and new teacher evaluations.
- Time Magazine, 10/30/14

COME TO A WORKING STRATEGY SESSION

Presentation by Diane Ravitch


Followed by Breakout Action Groups
To register, sign up with Eventbrite

Wednesday Jan. 21, 2015, 6:00 - 9:00pm


PS3 Auditorium, 490 Hudson Street
Visitps3nyc.org/pac for more info