For nearly 30 years in Massachusetts we have lived under an MCAS driven education system that ignores child development, narrows the curriculum, is harmful to student health and wellness, and only reliably tells us wealth and address. During the Covid-19 crisis, public education is at a crossroads with privatizers and testing companies vying to capitalize on this crisis to reinvent public schools in their own image. Meanwhile, our students, teachers, school nurses, guidance counselors, parents, and school board members are uniting to reclaim our schools for a just recovery in education that halts the damaging high-stakes standardized tests, and puts the health, happiness, and well-being of every child at the center of learning now and in the post-pandemic era.
Please join us on June 10th for a conversation about our collective vision for public education during and after the pandemic. We'll present the framework for a campaign to stop high-stakes testing and invite you to share your perspectives and feedback. Please join our moderator Andrew King of Citizens for Public Schools and our panelists Ricardo Rosa, Beth Kontos, Natalia Cuadra-Paez, and Ayesha Wilson for a lively discussion.