Members spoke out - at forums, at in-district meetings with legislators, and at school meetings across the state, about high stakes testing and the negative impact it is having on students and on education overall.
MTA listened. Together with Government Relations, a legislative package, which included a bill to address high stakes testing was created and sent to Beacon Hill. Fifty-three (54) legislators signed on to sponsor and co-sponsor H340- An Act Relative to a Moratorium on High Stakes Testing and PARCC.
This bill is coming up for public hearing this month. We must continue to push this bill in the coming days. MTA is asking members to do one or more of the following actions in support of H340.
To gear up for the Week of Action, MTA President Barbara Madeloni is hosting a telephone town hall meeting for MTA members. The town hall will give members a chance to discuss the impact of high-stakes testing and Week of Action activities.
How to Participate:
If the MTA has your phone number, you should be called within a few minutes of 7 p.m. on June 3. Just pick up your phone to participate. If you prefer, or if you were anticipating a call but do not receive one, feel free to call in at 7:05 p.m. The toll-free number and access code follow:
- Call-in number: 855.756.7520
- Conference number (when prompted): 28823#