North Carolina Republicans will meet this Thursday, January 8, in a closed-door meeting to discuss education policy (click here for a description of the meeting).
One of the “experts” who will be addressing them is the head of Jeb Bush’s “Foundation for Excellence in Education,” a major national promoter of high-stakes, one-size-fits-all standardized testing. This includes numerous state-based policies such as North Carolina’s disastrous third-grade “Read to Achieve” legislation and the soon-to-debut A-F school grading.
Representatives need to hear from their constituents about the problems that high-stakes testing is causing in North Carolina schools, and about the role the General Assembly has played in exacerbating that problem.
If you are represented by a Republican senator and/or representative, please contact those representatives regarding the meeting, and ask for a clear statement of their position on high-stakes testing and related legislation.
You can find out who represents you, along with contact information, here.
You can find a sample letter here.