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Teachers, Students, Parents and Detroit Board of Ed President Mathis Demand Q2 Test be STOPPED NOW – Schools Respond

Posted in Uncategorized by Nicole Conaway on February 9, 2010

Teachers, parents, and students rallied Monday, February 8 in protest of the “Q2 Benchmark Assessment”. Bobb’s new, illegitimate standardized test is designed to designed to:

(1) completely disrupt the teaching and learning in our schools, and

(2) make every DPS teacher and student appear to be a failure, so that

 (3) Bobb can then begin completely dismantling our public schools this spring and summer under the completely dishonest guise of “reform.”

WE MUST STAND AND TELL THE TRUTH! WE ARE THE GUARDIANS OF OUR STUDENTS! 

As educators, we know this type of testing does not promote learning. WE MUST DEFEND THEIR RIGHT TO LEARN AND GROW AND NOT BE TESTED TO DEATH FOR THE POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL GAINS OF CORRUPT INDIVIDUALS.

 In a letter to Robert Bobb dated Feb. 5, Detroit Board of Education President Otis Mathis demand that Bobb and his obey the ruling of Judge Wendy Baxter, stop abusing his power according to Public Act 72 and “cease and disist from making any further acadmeic decisions effective immediately; specifically, administering this benchmark assessment.”

Schools were notified of the assemssment just last Monday, and testing was to begin this week. Some schools have begun administration, but others have postponned testing in response to President Mathis’s letter.

 

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  1. Danny Weil said, on February 13, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Thank you so much for your struggles. As you know, we are fighting them all over the US.

    Please see my coverage of Detroit schools at : http://www.dailycensored.com

    In struggle

    Danny Weil


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