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Educators Can Help Put an End to Overtesting in Connecticut Schools

CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg spoke to Hartford County CEA leaders.

CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg spoke to Hartford County CEA leaders.

“We need educators from across the state to stand up and speak out to end burdensome, high-stakes testing in Connecticut,” said CEA Executive Director Mark Waxenberg.

Waxenberg told Hartford County CEA leaders at a forum in Hartford earlier this week that legislators are considering a testing bill, Senate Bill 1095, but it must be amended to include CEA’s proposal on less testing, more learning for Connecticut students.

CEA’s plan reduces high-stakes testing and creates an improved system of accountability. Click here to read the plan.

“I believe a legislative solution is close, but we need teachers in every district across the state to turn out for the May 12 rally at the State Capitol in Hartford to bring us across the finish line. If we mobilize and focus on our goal, we will get it done,” said Waxenberg.

The rally is expected to draw large numbers of parents, students, teachers from CEA and AFT Connecticut, and members of the Connecticut Association of School Administrators together to urge lawmakers to phase out SBAC and stop overtesting from overriding our children’s opportunities.

Waxenberg said, “It takes fortitude, persistence, and dedication to get this done. We must put an end to overtesting because our students’ futures are at stake.”

Sign up for the rally.

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