Educators: Are You Complicit?
Did you attempt to bribe, coerce, or scare your students into "opting in" to this week's NYS ELA Assessment?
If so, you are complicit in the attacks on your students, profession, and our public schools. Many parents across NYS are disappointed in the educators who offered candy, treats, pizza and even field days or trips, to the students who would be taking the ELA Assessment. Others made false claims to scare children that your school would lose funding or students would not be prepared for the high school Regents Exams or SAT.
Are you complicit in harming the education of your students?
As a fellow educator, I find it difficult to understand how those in my profession cannot see how the current NYS Assessment system is a flawed measure of student achievement and hurts our children.