MTA members: Join the conversation on summer learning

MTA members: Join the conversation on summer learning

President Merrie Najimy and Vice President Max Page sent the following message to MTA members today:


In anticipation of our regional member meeting at 5 p.m. tomorrow, March 30, we wanted to provide you with a working draft of an important document, “Rethinking Summer School and Beyond.”

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.

Please read over the document, join the discussion on Facebook, and join us tomorrow at 5 p.m.

We look forward to hearing from you!

In solidarity,

Merrie and Max