NC Families for School Testing Reform

A FORUM TO DISCUSS THE IMPACT OF PUBLIC SCHOOL TESTING IN NORTH CAROLINA

A panel of educators, community leaders and legislators tell their personal and professional connections to school testing.

On March 16th, 2019, teachers, parents, education specialists, community leaders, and elected officials engaged in a discussion of the urgent issues surrounding public school testing and the negative impact on our children.

The event was held at Temple Baptist Church’s Family Life Center
1417 Clifton Street, Raleigh NC 27604

We heard from Dr. Diane Ravitch, founder of the Network for Public Education, live via the web, who informed the audience about the dangers of the current testing program on the welfare of our children.

Via video-conference from New York, Dr. Ravitch explains testing policy and takes questions from the audience in Raleigh, NC.
Michelle Burton
Dr. Jen Mangrum

Dr. Jen Mangrum and event organizers also facilitated a series of small group discussions to focused on specific aspects of school testing that are failing to meet the needs of students.


GUESTS:

Dr. Diane Ravitch

New York University, Research Professor of Education

Founder and President of the Network for Public Education (NPE).

author – THE REIGN OF ERROR: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools (2013)

author – The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice are Undermining Education. (2010)

Diane Ravitch

Dr. Jen Mangrum

University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Clinical Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Higher Learning Department

Jen Mangrum

SPONSORED BY:

Jen Mangrum

Save Our Schools NC

North Carolina Families for School Testing Reform

Bertis Downs

SPECIAL THANKS to Senator Floyd McKissick who provided several of the images featured here.

 

NEWS COVERAGE OF THE EVENT

Spectrum News 3-17-2019

EdNC 3-19-2019

 

The Testing Culture “Web” Diagram was constructed to demonstrate how the various issues of public school testing are related and connected.
The following articles provided information that served as the basis of our model. REFERENCES

PROGRAM LINKS

group discussion articles

download this one-page informational handout