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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Stop the new grading system! petitions and fact sheets available

Each school’s grade and “progress report” will be distributed to parents at the parent/teacher conferences next week.

Time Out From Testing has put together excellent petitions and fact sheets, calling for a halt to the school grading system, showing how it is likely to further degrade the learning conditions at our schools. It would be very helpful if parents set up tables at their schools next week, and collect signatures.

I have also posted an easily downloadable copy of my Daily News oped to hand out, with more information about why the grading system is inherently unfair and destructive. Petitions can be returned at the address below and I will get them to Time Out from Testing. thanks!

Class Size Matters, 124 Waverly Pl. New York, NY 10011

See also the many letters to the NY Times today -- all protesting the many inadequacies of the formula and the grading system itself.

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