NO to PARCC! NO to MCAS 2.0! YES to Moratorium!

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education says its public hearing in Malden on Nov. 16 is about PARCC vs. MCAS.  We say it is our chance to expose the destructive consequences of high-stakes standardized testing.  Come to the hearing if you can; stay tuned for an MTA e-mailed action alert next week if you can’t.  In the meantime, watch and share these videos in which MTA members talk about excessive testing and what it does to students, educators, and learning.

October Meeting

The October meeting will be held at Colonial Park on Monday 10/19 at 3:15 PM.  No regular business will be discussed.  Instead, this meeting will be devoted to building rep training and be conducted by our MTA field rep, Sam Miskin.  Attendance is mandatory for building reps and officers.  Executive board members and PR&R members are encouraged to attend.  This training is open to ALL STA members.  Anyone interested in getting more involved with the union may find it very informative.