For today’s show we listen to a panel that Marc moderated on Wednesday November 4th at the Montgomery County Education Association called Less Testing, More Learning. The town hall focused on how testing has affected schools and presents open dialogue about how parents, educators and students can advocate for a reduction in standardized testing. This is a continuation of our work with the MSEA in creating a series of town hall meetings around the state on testing.
Our panel includes: Catherine Burton, a first grade teacher at Weller Reed Elementary School in Silver Spring, and before that was a kindergarten teacher. Angela Wang, a Social Studies teacher at Clarksburg High School. Sheba Evans, mother of two Montgomery County children in Silver Spring. Nicholas Ballon, a student at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda. Melissa Escobar, student at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Aryana Jones, student at Clarksburg High School, and Angie Nseliema, who also attends Clarksburgh High School as a student.