7/2/2007

WXXI-TV Interviews Hursh on No Child Left Behind

WXXI-TV Interviews Hursh on No Child Left Behind


David Hursh, associate professor in teaching and curriculum at the Warner School, will be a featured educator on WXXI-TV’s “Need to Know” show that is scheduled to air on Channel 21 on Friday, July 13 between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Hursh will share his expertise on educational issues with the No Child Left Behind Law by critiquing the use of testing in schools and discussing alternatives to the current measures in place.

As No Child Left Behind is currently under review for reauthorization, WXXI-TV, a local PBS affiliate, will air this special as a prequel to the Rochester City School District-sponsored community Leadership Summit that will take place the following day, Saturday, July 14 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

WXXI-TV’s 30-minute special will investigate the condition of the education system under the current No Child Left Behind Law by tapping into the expertise of two local educators. The show will aim to help better inform parents and leaders in the community so that they can voice their concerns and proposed changes to the No Child Left Behind Law at the Leadership Summit.

Hursh has been writing and speaking about the hazards of high-stakes testing, first embodied in New York’s increased testing requirements and, most recently, in No Child Left Behind’s testing and accountability system. He is active in several local and international reform efforts, including Rochester’s Coalition for Common Sense in Education, a grassroots coalition (which he helped start) of parents, teachers, superintendents, principals, higher education faculty and researchers, school board members, and concerned citizens from the Rochester area.
 

Tags: Coalition for Common Sense in Education, David Hursh, high-stakes testing, No Child Left Behind, Rochester City School District, WXXI