VIDEO: Teachers union criticizes upcoming state exams (via WNYT)

The launch of the testing campaign this week generated media coverage from Capitol Confidential, Albany Watch, the Syracuse Post Standard, the Wall Street Journal,, Education Week  – and this report from WNYT in Albany:

Teachers union criticizes upcoming state exams

Posted at: 03/28/2013 5:45 PM | Updated at: 03/28/2013 6:12 PM

By: Beth Wurtmann

LATHAM – The President of the New York State United Teachers said parents should expect their children to do worse on next month’s standardized tests.

“There’s going to be a test score and it’s going to be an inaccurate rating of your child’s ability,” said Richard Iannuzzi, of NYSUT.

The union launched a campaign with full page newspaper ads Thursday, saying that teachers haven’t had the time or materials under the new Common Core standards to get third through eighth graders ready in time.

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