In this time of great accountability some leaders have threatened to call CPS on parents who opt their children out of testing. Education does not need more leaders who create fear and diminish creativity; education needs multipliers who see the gifts of those around them.
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November 25, 2013
November 20, 2013
In January, 2012 Governor Andrew Cuomo said that he was going to be a "Lobbyist for children," but he seems to be delivering a different message now.
November 15, 2013
The UFT and NYSUT are asking for a ban on standardized testing in grades pre-k through 2nd grade...and the commissioner of education agrees?
November 13, 2013
New York State's present education issues should serve as a cautionary tale for school leaders who are instituting any type of change.
November 10, 2013
Many educators question whether we need standards because we should personalize learning. Is it possible to do both?
November 05, 2013
If cancelling meetings with parents because they got too tough wasn't a sign of poor leadership....John King's comments at the New York State School Boards Association Conference certainly were.
October 28, 2013
8 principals from across New York State co-authored a letter to parents about state testing, and I am proud to be one of them.
October 26, 2013
NY State Education Commissioner John King has rescheduled new forums for parents to share concerns about the CCSS but will it be enough?
October 23, 2013
Are the Common Core State Standards really the problem, or is how they were rolled out?
October 13, 2013
N.Y. State Education Commissioner John King scheduled a handful of parent meetings sponsored by the N.Y. State PTA to engage parents about the Common Core State Standards and state assessments. Unfortunately for him, the parents wanted to engage him as well.