Diane Ravitch commends CVPE in her blog

In her blog post on May 15th, 2013, Diane Ravitch applauded CVPE for motivating parents, teachers, students and community members for taking action and speaking in front of the HISD school board last week.

In her blog post on May 15th, 2013, Diane Ravitch applauded CVPE for motivating parents, teachers, students and community members for taking action and speaking in front of the HISD school board last week. Excerpt from her blog: "The other group is Houston’s Community Voices for Public Education that stays in touch with Houston’s local communities producing and holding meetings in multiple languages. CVPE members have packed Houston Independent School District Board meetings and motivated students, teachers, parents and professors to testify about the damage that standardized testing does to those that need a real education most. Besides the State required tests, HISD has been doing benchmark testing for years adding to the testing mania. At some campuses benchmarks are given on a 2-3 week cycle. CVPE just last week spoke again before the Board requesting limits on this and pushing for HISD to track and report the time and expenses related to benchmarking. This is a district that slashed nearly 1,000 staff two years ago and then adopted a TNTP inspired teacher appraisal tool within months that required way more of everyone left..." Continue Reading on Diane's Blog.

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