What every parent must know about the NCLB testing.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Meeting at Sen Casey's office today
In about 90 minutes, Dr. Tim Slekar, Head of the Division of Education and Human Development at Penn State, Altoona, and I will be meeting at Sen. Robert Casey's Bellefonte office. We're going to talk about the need for parental involvement in decisions affecting schools, the need for a parental opt out option for state and federal standardized tests, and fact that the current and proposed "reforms" to education are causing more harm. The increased testing and the business behind it mean spending hundreds of millions on third party tests while school are being forced to furlough teachers, increase class size, and cut programs like art, music and even sports.
Wish us luck.
UPDATE: Sen. Casey has an amazing team working for him! Teachers and parents have an ally!