Dean Biklen participates in NYCLU press briefing on alternatives to high stakes teacher testing
NYCLU Press Briefing on Alternatives to High Stakes Testing
Briefing Features Panel of Renowned Experts in Public Education, Including Syracuse Dean Douglas Biklen (read Dean Biklen's statement to the press here)
June 27, 2012 – On Wednesday, the New York Civil Liberties Union will hosted a press briefing featuring a panel of experts in public education, including the Dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University, to discuss the consequences of New York State’s over-reliance on high-stakes standardized testing and the need to support alternatives methods of assessing student progress.
Students of color, English language learners (ELLs) and children with special education needs are unduly punished by high-stakes assessments that are mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, and are increasingly used as instruments to close public schools and denigrate teachers, hurting the city’s most vulnerable youth.
Visit the NYCLU webpage and watch the video of the press briefing featuring:
Donna Lieberman, NYCLU Executive Director
Ann Cook, Executive Director of the New York Performance Standards Consortium, a coalition of New York State public high schools
Diane Ravitch, Research Professor of Education at New York University and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution
Pedro Noguera, the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University
Douglas Biklen, Dean of the School of Education at Syracuse University
Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Urban Education and Women’s Studies at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
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