There’s a lot going on today on the education front as budget negotiations intensify and April 1 draws near.
Below are sample social media messages and attached are graphics to promote:
- AQE’s Tried and Failed legislative memo, highlighting how Washington, D.C. already implemented, and abandoned, the same high-stakes testing evaluation system that Gov. Cuomo is proposing.
- EffectiveNY’s “Every Child” video, which shows how educational inequality has expanded under Cuomo.
- The delivery of a petition with over 40,000 signatures calling on the legislature to reject Cuomo’s education reforms and focus on restoring funding.
AQE: Tried and Failed Memo
.@NYGovCuomo’s plan to expand high-stakes testing has already been tried in Washington, D.C…and it failed. http://www.aqeny.org/2015/03/legislative-memo-tried-and-failed/
.@NYGovCuomo’s high-stakes testing plan tried and failed. Result was Massive turnover, spike in inequality http://www.aqeny.org/2015/03/legislative-memo-tried-and-failed/
We already know that when 50% of teacher’s evaluations are based on high-stakes tests, students lose. Cc: @NYSenate http://www.aqeny.org/2015/03/legislative-memo-tried-and-failed/
.@NYGovCuomo’s education policies aren’t new or innovative. They’ve already been proven to fail. http://www.aqeny.org/2015/03/legislative-memo-tried-and-failed/
EffectiveNY: “Every Child” video
WATCH: Gap between rich and poor schools is at highest level ever under @NYGovCuomo https://vimeo.com/123125755 #AllKidsNeed #WeCantWait
School funding shouldn’t depend on a child’s zip code. @NYGovCuomo should be ashamed of education inequality in NY! https://vimeo.com/123125755
NY spends $34,615 per student in Locust Valley, NY but just $15,238 in Utica, NY. #AllKidsNeed fair funding! https://vimeo.com/123125755
#AllKidsNeed full and fair education funding. Time for Albany to act! https://vimeo.com/123125755
Over 40,000 New Yorkers say “NO!” to @NYGovCuomo’s test and starve education plan. Are you listening @NYSenate?
40,000-signature petition demands @NYSenate reject high-stakes testing and state takeover plan for NY schools.
40,000 New Yorkers say: No expansion of high-stakes testing, no state receivership, #AllKidsNeed fair funding!