We recently held a press conference in our county regarding the impact of high stakes testing on children and teachers. I spoke on the panel next to a handful of teachers, union & district reps, as well another parent. Here is a clip, published in our local paper.
Speak up. It’s the only way.
From the article,
“Quite a bit of test prep is going on, not because people feel their paychecks are at risk, but there’s a commitment to the students,” said Bonnie Cunard, a teacher at North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts. “I know if my students do poorly on whatever is put in front of them, they may be remediated and have to give up on (art, music, or physical education classes).”