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Bubble tests determine our children's educational fate.

Workers feed bubble sheets to the machines that determine our children's educational fate.

That’s right. Even if a third-grade Chicago Public Schools student gets an “A” in every subject from her classroom teacher, she is sent to summer school if she scores below the 24th percentile on just one part of a state standardized test.

Chicago Public Schools uses standardized test scores to override all other considerations in making student grade promotion decisions.

Tell Chicago Public Schools to end this policy! Sign the petition here:

See Chicago Public Schools’ current promotion policy.

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May 10th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

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Community Hearing on School Closings and Turnarounds

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Saturday, January 10, 2009: 10am to 2pm
MalcolmXCollege, Cafeteria 2nd floor, 1900 W. Van Buren, Chicago, Il, 60612 (parking is available off of Jackson)

We hope you will attend, invite others, and join us to build a resistance to school privatization and a vision of a truly public, democratically run and adequately funded public education system.

For more information: COREteachers@gmail.com

Sponsored by: Caucus Of Rank-and-file Educators (CORE), The Chicago Teachers Union, The Pilsen Alliance, Coalition for a Strong and Democratic Union, ProACtive Chicago Teachers and School Employees, Blocks Together, Kenwood Oakland Community Org., Parents United for Responsible Ed., Teachers for Social Justice, The Southwest Youth Collaborative

Written by Wade

January 5th, 2009 at 1:06 am

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