In late October, a new English assessment test for teacher evaluation purposes sparked a sudden uprising at Stuyvesant High School. Students pledged to abstain from the test, which we saw as a waste of time and of no help to our teachers. The Department of Education revealed that we won’t receive our scores, and teachers suggested to us a few days beforehand that the test didn’t “really matter.” Some students wrote angry letters to the DOE instead of completing the essay assignment. Others, including myself, completely abstained.
Sam Lazaris UFT What are you doing to protect your Teachers?