Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mother Crusader: We Made a Difference! Grassroots Organizing in New Jersey Inspires Senators to Take Action on PARCC

Mother Crusader: We Made a Difference! Grassroots Organizing in New Jersey Inspires Senators to Take Action on PARCC:

We Made a Difference! Grassroots Organizing in New Jersey Inspires Senators to Take Action on PARCC

The crew!

Yesterday I went on a road trip with my twin 10 year old girls to Senate President Steve Sweeney's office where we spent time with some of the most fantastic, courageous folks you'd ever want to meet. 

Why were we there? 

To ask Senator Sweeney to post SCR 132, a concurrent resolution that would send NJ's new PARCC graduation requirement regulations back to the State Board of Education for a much needed re-write. You see, the regulations that the State Board passed don't match up with state statute.

The statute calls for a test of basic skills administered in 11th grade with re-testing options in grade 12. So what does the NJDOE and the State Board do? Propose and pass regulations that make PARCC Algebra 1 (taken as early as 7th grade) and PARCC ELA 10 the new exit exams.

See the disconnect? 

And the best part about the concurrent resolution? It completely side-steps Christie. It's veto proof. 

The Assembly already passed their version of the resolution. If it passes the Senate the 
Mother Crusader: We Made a Difference! Grassroots Organizing in New Jersey Inspires Senators to Take Action on PARCC:


That's (one of) my girl(s).



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