From The Blog
by Derrell Bradford
In 2013—New York’s first year of Common Core testing—parents, teachers, policymakers, leaders, and pundits all reeled in the face of dramatically lower student performance on the state’s new assessments. Challenged to reach higher, the drops in test scores showed that the state had a lot of work to do to make sure all kids to perform at high levels.
Great schools change everything.
Every child deserves a great school, no matter their background. Together with New Yorkers across the state, NYCAN fights for the research-backed policies that will make sure they get one.
As an educator, I am just one piece of the puzzle in the education reform debate—the more voices we involve, the stronger our education system can become. Let’s work together to empower the young people in our city to create a future, vivid with endless possibilities.Laura BlackburnFeb 14 2013
As a teacher, a wife, a mother of four and an educational consultant, it has been my mission to see the academic debt paid to those who have historically seldom benefited from our educational system. When I dug deeper, I realized that marginalizing some, whether they be students of color or students from low-income households, we limit the expectations and the performance of all children.Worokya DuncanFeb 14 2013
Changing the education status quo to better serve all communities can start with one person. Why not you?Aquila HaynesFeb 14 2013