Diane Ravitch will be hosting a “working strategy session” at PS 3 on January 21st at 6:00 pm. The event, “Join the Movement Against A Test-Obsessed System: How Do We Put the Focus Back on Learning in our Schools”, is open to the public and limited child care will be available. There will be a presentation by Dr. Ravitch followed by working strategy groups to develop action steps. PS 3 is located at 490 Hudson Street in Manhattan.
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A little bit more about the event from the PS 3 Political Action Group:
“Around the country parents and educators are becoming more and more vocal in expressing their dissatisfaction with an educational system that has become increasingly focused on testing at the expense of thoughtful and imaginative teaching. At this Working Strategy Session entitled “Join the Movement Against A Test-Obsessed System: How Can We Put the Focus Back on Learning in Our Schools?,” we call on public school parents and educators from around New York City to come together to formulate concrete strategies. We aim to pressure city, state, and federal governments to move away from the current testing model, with its focus on hours and hours of test prep and test taking, to a system of assessment that is more beneficial in terms of preparing our children to go out into the world and succeed.
Following a presentation by Dr. Ravitch, and question & answer session, we will break out into working strategy groups to explore specific action steps that can be taken to help turn the current tide of “education reform” with its overuse (and misuse) of tests and put the focus back on learning in our schools. In the months following the forum, each group will work to implement the action steps it has developed.
What: Testing Forum with Diane Ravitch
When: Wednesday, January 21, 6 – 9pm
Where: PS3 Auditorium, 490 Hudson Street, NYC