Wednesday Lunch Talk - Resisting High-Stakes Testing: Lessons from the Opt-Out Movement

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, 215 LeChase

The Common Core exams in English and math were first administered in New York in 2013 over the protests of educators, parents, and students who objected, in particular, to how the scores would be used to evaluate students, teachers, and schools. In response to being ignored parents began refusing to allow their children to participate in the tests, and, over the last few years, 20% of the students in grades 3-8 refused to take the test, including 50% on Long Island. We will begin by showing part of our video interview of Jeanette Deutermann from Long Island Opt Out, and Lisa Rudely from New York State Allies for Public Education on how they became leaders in the opt-out movement. 

Presented by David Hursh, Professor in Teaching & Curriculum at the Warner School of Education; Sarah McGinnis, MS '18 in Teaching & Curriculum; and Zhe Chen, a student in the Teaching & Curriculum doctoral program.

A light lunch will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program will begin promptly at noon.

Tags: David Hursh, Opt-Out movement, Warner Wednesday Talk