President Merrie Najimy and Vice President Max Page sent the following message to MTA members today:
We hope this document will start a conversation about how learning should be happening in the coming months for our students.
Commissioner Jeffrey Riley is putting forth a damaging narrative about “learning loss” during this pandemic, which is a justification for accelerated learning academies.
We need to use our own expertise as educators to decide what is best for our students. As we state in our working document, which we developed with the MTA Education Policy and Practice Committee, learning over the summer should focus on reconnecting with peers through art, music, athletic and nature-based programs.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Merrie and Max