WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP TEACHERS AND FAMILIES LOWER THE STAKES SURROUNDING HIGH STAKES TESTS IN NYC:

  • Get the word out – reaching out in person and calling other educators is the most effective way to do it. Direct people to go to: www.teacherstalktesting.com   
  • The url needs to be put out there. Put links to www.teacherstalktesting.com anywhere you can:
  1. Facebook              
  2. Emails                  
  3. Twitter                  
  4. Comments sections of websites such as nytimes.com/schoolbook, gothamschools.org, insideschools.org, dailykos.com
  • If you know anyone with access to social media that has a high readership – a highly followed Twitter account, website, or blog – try to see if they can get the url out there (www.teacherstalktesting.com).
  • Group emails/messages are great. Personalized messages and emails – on Facebook and using other media – can be even more effective
  • If you can write a blog post, a letter, or get any message published regarding this issue, please do. Try to direct anyone you can to the petition at www.teacherstalktesting.com
  • Reach out to the powers that be personally. Send hard copy letters, personalized emails or give a phone call to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and other local politicians.