Time to Contact Our Members of Congress

If you are concerned that our school children are spending too much time preparing for and taking high stakes tests, it is now time to contact your members of Congress and let them know how you feel.  This morning, Madeira City Schools Superintendent Steve Kramer pointed me to an article in the Washington Post announcing that the U.S. Senate will focus on testing as it begins debate on the education law.  The reporter writes that “the Senate began its most serious attempt in years to rewrite the country’s main education law with a hearing Wednesday focusing on an issue that has caused an uproar nationwide: Whether states should be required to test students every year.”  I know that it may sound trite but contrary to what some people may think most of our elected representatives are trying to a good job and they will listen to what we have to say.  Besides, drawing upon the quote in 1765 from John Lewis, a poor Alabama farmer, “If not us, who?  If not now, when?”

 

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