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National PTA Opposes Parent Opt Out: UPDATE!

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CONFUSED ABOUT EDUCATION? The National PTA adopted a resolution opposing parents' decision to have their child opt out of state testing.Note that no evidence is provided for any of their claims about the value of these absurd tests.. Surely this has no connection to the fact that the National PTA has received $3.7 million from the Gates Foundation, which has a deep faith in data and testing. $1 million of the total was earmarked specifically to promote Common Core. Gates gave the group another $1 million in October 2015  specifically to support Common Core assessments and the results of those assessments.

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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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