2/7 at 7PM: More than a Score, a Discussion of High Stakes Testing

For those interested, please Join rethinking schools and Haymarket Books for a discussion between teachers, students, and parents about the new uprising against high-stakes testing.

Featuring Diane Ravitch, Brian Jones, and Jesse Hagopian.

Sponsored by New York Collective of Radical Educators (NyCORE), Movement of Rank and File Educators (MORE), Rethinking Schools, and Haymarket Books.

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing

Monday, February 2, 2015 – 7:00 PM

Powerhouse Arena Books
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Join us for a book event and discussion between teachers, students and parents of the new uprising against high-stakes testing.

DIANE RAVITCH is a former U.S. assistant secretary of education, and author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System, Reign of Error, and other notable books on education history and policy.

BRIAN JONES taught elementary grades for nine years in New York City’s public schools, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Urban Education at the City University of New York Graduate Center. He was the Green Party’s 2014 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of New York.

JESSE HAGOPIAN teaches history and is the Black Student Union adviser at Garfield High School, the site of the historic boycott of the MAP test in 2013. He is an associate editor of Rethinking Schools, a founding member of Social Equality Educators, and winner of the 2013 “Secondary School Teacher of Year” award from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. He is a contributing author to Education and Capitalism: Struggles for Learning and Liberation and 101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed US History, and writes regularly for Truthout, Common Dreams, Socialist Worker, Black Agenda Report, and the Seattle Times Op-Ed page.

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Across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are refusing to administer bad exams. In fact, the “education reformers” find themselves facing the largest revolt in US history against high-stakes, standardized testing.

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing is a collection of essays, poems, speeches, and interviews-accounts of personal courage and trenchant insights-from frontline fighters who are defying the corporate education reformers, often at great personal and professional risk, and fueling a national movement to reclaim and transform public education.

“Exceptional” –Publishers Weekly

“Exciting” –Truthout

“Arguments to win over even the most skeptical school reformer.” –Kirkus