Saturation coverage carries rally message

In the days leading up to Saturday’s “One Voice United” rally, news reports across the state carried NYSUT’s message: Excessive standardizing testing is undermining teaching and learning, and jeopardizing the potential of the new Common Core learning standards. On Saturday, that message exploded into a deafening roar in newspaper, radio and television coverage of the […]

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Albany teacher highlights the economics of testing in his powerful song

Examples abound of NYSUT members who have drawn on deep wells of creativity to convey how public education is being jeopardized by the state’s overuse of standardized tests – from the video “A Message from Your Child’s Teacher” to the latest creative composition: “Stop This Madness,” a song written by teacher Jeremy Dudley, a member […]

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Reconsidering Regents

The revised English language arts Regents exam will be given today, January 11. While it still maintains the same topics of listening, technical writing, genres, and critical lens, there is less writing and more multiple choice questions. The critical lens piece maintains the same format as the previous ELA Regents exams.

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