Rochester area teachers talk about test stress and flawed state policies

NYSUT President Dick Iannuzzi, center, with Rochester TA President Adam Urbanski and NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira at the Rochester "Tell It" forum.

Teachers from the Rochester region shared the realities of today’s classrooms, where student attendance is faltering in reaction to test stress; where each new state directive seems to underscore a lack of trust in educators; and where examples abound of the state’s rocky implementation of Common Core standards. A NYSUT “Tell It Like It is” […]

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North Country educators describe testing’s effects on students

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North Country educators had tears in their eyes as they told stories about distraught children overwhelmed by the state’s growing obsession with standardized testing. “By the 35th day of school, I gave 40 tests to first-graders,” said Robin Jones, co-president of Elizabethtown TA. “I’m sick of it and I know the kids are sick of it.”

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