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Re: boycott



Hi Betsy,
You could try calling Frances Liau, a aretired readical teacher and friend; her # is (626) 791-1359 Anotherm friend is Myra Fernandez, (562) 436-4960. Send them both my love and good luck.
Judi

----- Original Message -----
From: Betsy Perluss
To: ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU
Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: boycott


Thank you, Judi.

I'll look around. Please let me know if you have any contacts.

Betsy
----- Original Message -----
From: Judi Hirsch
To: ARN-L@listsrva.CUA.EDU
Sent: Monday, September 27, 1999 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: boycott


Hi Betsy,
I know that LA is crawling with people who can help you. If you can't find anyone soon, let me know and I'll look up some phone numbers for you.
Judi
----- Original Message -----
From: Betsy Perluss
To: ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 4:32 PM
Subject: Re: boycott


I am writing from the Los Angeles area. Thanks.
----- Original Message -----
From: Judi Hirsch
To: ARN-L@listsrva.CUA.EDU
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 9:52 PM
Subject: Re: boycott


Hi Betsy,
I'm not sure where you're writing from, but I'm sure that some organization like MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense Fund) would be glad to help you.
Judi
----- Original Message -----
From: Betsy Perluss
To: ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 8:45 AM
Subject: Re: boycott


Judy,

Thanks for your words of encouragement. I will pass on this information to my students. On the other hand, I've been told that SAT-9 test scores will be used to assess if a student will pass PAR proficiency in Language, Math and Reading. What I've discovered is that some of our Spanish speaking students who have completed all course work for graduation can't pass PAR, and therefore, are not allowed to graduate. It is very discouraging for them. Is there recourse?

betsy
----- Original Message -----
From: Judi Hirsch
To: ARN-L@listsrva.cua.edu
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 1:22 PM
Subject: Re: boycott


Hi Betsy,
What I've done for many years is to explain to parents and students that these tests are harmful because they stress out the students and humiliate those those don't do well, and since we all know that statndardized tests correlate with parents' income, and since our city's students are mostly poor, immigrant and of color, we know they won't do well. So, I suggest that parents write letters, which they do, and athen all of these students hang out in my room and work on assignments, read books, etc. I also encourage all of my students to read a lot, watch public TV, etc., so they WILL do well in school and in college. So far, the only negative response is from a very uptight teacher at our school who frequently lies to the children, saying that the test scores go on their transcripts (which they don't), affect their grades (which they shouldn't), or determine who will graduate (which they don't). It is thenm up to me to tell the students the truth. It's good that the parents trust me, because the students who take these tests really do suffer during and after, sometimes for years and years, thinking that they are stupid.
Judi
----- Original Message -----
From: Betsy Perluss
To: ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU
Sent: Sunday, September 26, 1999 4:09 AM
Subject: boycott


I just signed up today!

Do you know of any public schools where teachers boycotted state testing? Everyone at my school is complaining about the surmounting pressure on California's teachers to produce higher test scores. What has been done so far to resist this?

Betsy