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"Mister, No English" by Diane Ravitch

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 The testing debacle, so sad!: 'A teacher in a big-city district in NY, posted this note on his Facebook page. The post says: haven’t taught a class in over a month. I’ve been administering various tests– English, math, etc I was giving to a bilingual class of third graders the NY state test for English proficiency which takes 3 1/2 hours for a child to complete.. A student who came to my school  from  Puerto Rico, on the 2nd day I started NYSESLAT testing,, had to take the test. I haven’t had the chance to spend any time with him .After he did the first two parts of the test before I read the instructions, he passed me this note: 'mister no English.' It was accompanied by four hand-drawn faces with tears streaming from their eyes and down turned mouths, the opposite of smiley faces.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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