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Houston Teachers Union Files Lawsuit Against Test-Based Evaluation; American Statistical Association Backs Them Up

We’re reposting two recent stories below because of their timeliness and relevance as the end-of-the-school year standardized tests descend on classrooms everywhere.

In the first piece, the Houston Federation of Teachers and seven individual teachers are filing a federal suit claiming that the standardized tests used to evaluate teachers are full of defects and don’t reflect actual ability. Continue reading Houston Teachers Union Files Lawsuit Against Test-Based Evaluation; American Statistical Association Backs Them Up

St. Paul Education Organizing Newsflash

written by: a St. Paul Public Schools Teacher

The new year is already shaping up to be a momentous one for education organizing in St Paul. In the past month St Paul has seen a charter school vote to unionize and the executive board of the St Paul Federation of Teachers (SPFT) call for a vote to strike. Classroom Struggle hopes to have longer articles on each of these developments up soon so stay tuned, but we keep you informed with these two brief newsflashes.

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