MTA president to host Telephone Town Hall meeting

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MTA President Barbara Madeloni will host a Telephone Town Hall meeting on the evening of Wednesday, June 3, to give MTA members a chance to discuss the impact of high-stakes testing and upcoming Week of Action activities.

The Week of Action, from June 8 to 12, is sponsored by the Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance, which includes the MTA. Its goal is to draw attention to the devastating effects of high-stakes testing on schools, students and educators. MTA and AFT Massachusetts locals are acting in coalition with students, parents and others who live in communities across the state.

The alliance is calling on legislators to take action to address the devastating impact that high-stakes testing is having on our students and our schools. The MTA is supporting H. 340, An Act Relative to a Moratorium on High-Stakes Testing and PARCC. The legislation would institute a three-year moratorium on the high-stakes use of testing and create a task force to study how the focus on testing is changing our schools.

The Telephone Town Hall will begin at 7 p.m. on June 3. If the MTA has a member’s phone number, he or she should be called within a few minutes of 7 p.m. Just pick up your phone to participate. If you prefer, or if you were anticipating a call but do not receive one, feel free to call in at 7:05 p.m. The toll-free number and access code are as follows:

  • Call-in number: 855.756.7520
  • Conference number (when prompted): 28823#

Background information and related materials on high-stakes testing and the Week of Action are available here.

Updates and more information will be available on the MTA’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.