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How and Why I Just Said “No” to Pearson

How and Why I Just Said “No” to Pearson

After teaching high school in Brooklyn for 10 years, I took a job as an Assistant Professor of English at what is now  the Stella & Charles Guttman Community College (formerly the New Community College) in the City University of New York system. What I have realized in the past two years is that being … Continue reading

Tests are Exempt from Research Compliance…WTF?

Yesterday I spent approximately FIVE grueling hours doing online research compliance courses in order to begin my new research project next Fall as a professor at CUNY. I had to take an online course on the Responsible Conduct of Research and an additional online course on the Protection of Human Subjects. Each were over 2 … Continue reading

Fight the Testing Power

Fight the Testing Power

This spring I joined my daughter’s elementary school’s High Stakes Testing Committee (HSTC). It’s a group of concerned parents who are interested in spreading information to the larger school body about what high stakes testing is, the impact of high stakes testing on our children’s education, and our options for action. It has been an … Continue reading