ALERT!!!! MTA Recommending That Locals Not Participate in DESE Teacher Survey
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is in the process of informing as many as 60 districts that they have been selected to participate in a teacher survey about the implementation of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, educator evaluation, professional development and personalized and digital learning tools. We do not know yet if Worcester is one of the 60 districts, but wanted to get this out to you before it comes out.
The MTA has reviewed the final draft of the survey and is recommending that locals not participate.
The MTA has identified several problems with the survey, including the content of the questions, the purpose and usefulness of the survey, and whether the anonymity of respondents can be guaranteed. Our review indicates that the survey will not allow for the expression of authentic teacher voice.
PLEASE DO NOT [ Read More ]
On behalf of the EAW, I would like to express my gratitude to John Monfredo for leading the vote of the School Committee to support our call for a temporary halt to high stakes testing. John along with the rest of the school committee showed us their support. Thanks also goes to CPAC, Jobs for Justice, Student Immigration Movement, NAACP, Worcester Interfaith, Neighbor to Neighbor and Central Mass AFL-CIO. [ Read More ]
Congratulations to Don Lamberto, teacher at Thorndyke St. School, for winning this year’s raffle!
Thank you to all members who bought tickets to support our organization. Good luck next time! [ Read More ]
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