Join us for an information session on refusing the tests, Monday April 12th at 6:30pm. Get your questions answered on how and why to refuse state testing in 2021! We'll have a panel with State Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas, Chicago Alderwoman Jeanette Taylor, Chicago Public Schools teacher Eva Corona, school psychologist Crystal Keeling and youth organizer J. Nava.
We were disappointed when the new Biden Administration, despite a promise on the campaign trail to end federal testing, said that states wouldn't be able to waive federally-mandated testing for 2021.
Although the IL State Board of Ed is making some changes to how testing affects state school ratings, and some districts will be holding testing in the fall, for the most part annual testing is going ahead as normal. This is not what we should be doing as a school system in a pandemic.
Most policymakers aren’t stepping up, but families can take matters into their own hands by having their children refuse state testing!
Co-sponsored by the Chicago Teachers Union, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Parents 4 Teachers, Northside Action for Justice and Raise Your Hand.