Friday, May 20, 2016

Did your CT legislators support students, parents and teachers or Malloy and the Common Core testing mania? - Wait What?

Did your CT legislators support students, parents and teachers or Malloy and the Common Core testing mania? - Wait What?:

Did your CT legislators support students, parents and teachers or Malloy and the Common Core testing mania?


Earlier this month, the Connecticut General Assembly adjourned without even voting on one of the most important pieces of legislation being considered.  It was called Senate Bill 380 – AN ACT CONCERNING THE EXCLUSION OF STUDENT PERFORMANCE RESULTS ON THE MASTERY EXAMINATION FROM TEACHER EVALUATIONS.
Opposed by Governor Dannel Malloy, charter school advocates and the corporate education reform industry, the bill would have required the state to fix its flawed teacher evaluation law and reduce the state’s obsession with Malloy’s massive standardized testing scheme.
Instead of keeping the unfair, inappropriate and discriminatory Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) as part of the state’s flawed teacher evaluation program, the proposed law would have required Connecticut to adopt a system that is based on the real factors that determine whether a teacher is successfully doing their job in the classroom.
But Malloy and his allies, including the two major charter school lobby groups, ConnCAN and CCER, demanded that legislators defeat the bill and keep the existing shameful system in place.
Doing Malloy’s bidding, rather than what was right for Connecticut’s children, parents, Did your CT legislators support students, parents and teachers or Malloy and the Common Core testing mania? - Wait What?:


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