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The Nation is excited to extend an invitation to educators, parents, students and anyone else passionate about education to join us on May 17 at 5 PM for a live chat on the role of testing in education reform. Nation writer Dana Goldstein, teacher and blogger Mark Anderson and a representative from the Educators for Excellence network will be on hand to address reader comments and questions on the controversial growth of standardized testing and its effect on educators and students. Nation comments editor Sarah Arnold will moderate. Participants are encouraged to visit Dana’s blog prior to the chat to submit preliminary questions or to sign up for an email reminder.
Dana, a Puffin Foundation writing fellow at The Nation Institute and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, is one of America's foremost writers on education. She has reported on education policy, politics, women’s issues and public health for The Nation, The American Prospect, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast and Slate, among other publications. She is currently working on a book on the political history of American public school teaching. You can follow her work at www.danagoldstein.net.
Mark Anderson is a New York City public school special-education teacher and contributor to the blog Schools as Ecosystems. Educators for Excellence is an educator-lead organization that works on policy issues such as state standards and teacher evaluations and effectiveness.
Please join us at 5 PM at May 17th for what is sure to be a lively, informative discussion.
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