School Voices is a group of teachers and parents in Santa Cruz County, California who are concerned with the direction of education in California. We are working to open the public discussion of education to include our voices.
We are concerned with how standardized tesing is affecting the daily instruction of students. We want schools that focus on best teaching practices and not on raising test scores.
We want students to be critical thinkers and problem solvers, not just good test takers.
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School Voices Video and Discussion Series
School Voices Presents!
A Video and Discussion Series"Making the Grade"
Thursday, November 20th 6:30 - 8:00pm
Santa Cruz Central Library
224 Church Street
(Community Meeting Room upstairs)
This recent, joint production by The Discovery Channel and The New York Times is an investigative report into the standardized testing industry and the Federal "No Child Left Behind" Act.
Join us as we view the 45 minute video and participate in a discussion led by School Voices moderator, Heddi Craft.
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