Monday night, the 18th, I'll be moderating a tele-townhall about standardized testing. It's being sponsored by Fair Test ,"the National Center for Fair and Open Testing that works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing AND to ensure that the evaluation of our students, teachers and schools is done in a fair, open, valid and educationally beneficial manner."
It starts at 7p.m. and the call-in number is
Speakers include Garfield student body president, Obadiah Perry; Mallory Clarke, Garfield High teacher, and the executive director of Fair Test, Dr. Monty Neill.
Tuesday night, the 19th, the smartest girl in the room, ed reformer Michelle Rhee, will be in town to push her book at Town Hall. There is a protest starting at 6 p.m. that I hope to attend because Rhee should know that there are real people who do not believe what she is saying (or selling). A good overview of Rhee is here at the Seattle Education blog. Town Hall is at 1119 8th Avenue.