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Forum on Common Core, Ward Melville HS November 12, 2013

The Forum on Common Core, hosted November 12th at Ward Melville High School, quickly became a raucous event attended by 1,500 parents, teachers, and administrators.  The wide cross-section of speakers all shared that the Common Core Curriculum has been poorly implemented and the excessive amount of testing is having deleterious effects upon the integrity of…

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Testimony from Leonie Haimson Regarding inBloom

The following testimony was given by Class Size Matters’ Executive Director Leonie Haimson on Monday, September 30, 2013 in front of the New York City Council Education Committee and the public regarding the pending legislation of Resolution No. 1768. It is a 20 minute video that will tell you all you need to know about…

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NYSUT’s Actions on the Tax Cap

At Monday November 18th Election District 20 Contiguous Meeting Dick Ianuzzi held a 2 hour Q and A addressing common core, testing, the tax cap and other issues we as educators are facing. Ianuzzi started with a discussion of the tax cap. Despite the 2% so-called cap the actual number is more like 1.6%. He is…