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Leonie Haimson, executive director of Class Size Matters and board member of the Network for Public Education, responded to Biden’s broken promise about suspending the testing.
Today, Ian Rosenblum acting Asst. Sec. of the US Dept. of Education announced that states would NOT be given a waiver from administering standardized exams – though ten had already requested them, including New York. Rosenblum is the formerly the Ed Asst. to Cuomo, and then worked at the pro-testing outfit Ed Trust, headed by John King.
His; article in . The letter does say that the tests could be shortened, given over the summer (!) or even next fall.
Surprising and depressing that they would make this announcement before Miguel Cardona, appointed as Secretary of Education, even took office, in the midst of a pandemic. Check out the video here where Biden promised at an AFT forum that he would end mandated standardized testing.Makes you wonder who is really running the show at the Dept of Education.
If states have to give these exams remotely, watch out for the surveillance spyware schools will ask to install on your children’s devices. Best advice is to refuse and opt out of these exams altogether.
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