Markus Batchelor, DC State Board of Education Representative from Ward 8, and Valerie Jablow, DCPS parent and blogger, joined the Education Town Hall on April 13 to discuss the State Board’s recent action on ESSA measures. Batchelor raised questions about over-testing students, equity in reporting, and the under-weighting of factors such as climate and growth. Jablow said the Board’s action favors selective admission schools, ignores community input, and benefits corporations rather than students. Both guests note that the State Board appeared to ignore recommendations from its own community process (EducationDC is currently seeking this material under FOIA request.)
Listen to the conversation here —
Full April 13, 2017 program
Batchelor/Jablow segment begins at 8:30
also available on MixCloud
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