Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fight for 6 NOT 540 Days of Testing – Education Town Hall Forum

Fight for 6 NOT 540 Days of Testing – Education Town Hall Forum:

Fight for 6 NOT 540 Days of Testing

Today’s students lose 540 days, equivalent to three school years, to standardized testing and test prep during their K-12 years, according to Dr. Jesse Turner’s calculations. Back when, standardized tests were rare — occurring roughly three times in a school career — and test prep was forbidden, understood as it was to skew results. Students then lost 6 days, not years. Jesse Turner tells the Education Town Hall the cost, in dollars and student experience, of this 540-day loss and discusses his “Fight for 6” campaign.
Segment begins at 10:14 —
The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia
in Washington, DC, on We Act Radio, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Listen live via TuneIn.
Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.
After years of weekly broadcasts, the program now focuses one show each month on local issues and one on “the BUS,” organized by BadAss TeachersUnited Opt Out, and SOS MarchFight for 6 NOT 540 Days of Testing – Education Town Hall Forum:
On the BUS: Responding to the White House’s Education Budget

The White House’s proposed budget would cut public education by hundreds of millions, while giving money to voucher and charter programs. In addition, Denisha Jones tells the Education Town Hall, cuts in Medicaid and other programs will affect the ability of schools and families to educate, with many of the changes designed to enrich certain segments of the population at the expense of others. A large-scale effort to share concerns with staff and representatives, in the House and Senate, will be needed to change the budget proposal into a budget that protects the interests of young people.
Segment begins at 33:00 —
The Education Town Hall broadcasts from Historic Anacostia
in Washington, DC, on We Act Radio, Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Eastern
Listen live via TuneIn.
Shows are archived for convenient listening shortly after broadcast.
After years of weekly broadcasts, the program now focuses one show each month on local issues and one on “the BUS,” organized by BadAss TeachersUnited Opt Out, and SOS MarchOn the BUS: Responding to the White House’s Education Budget

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