Standardized tests? Principal Jamaal Bowman says 'Know your rights'.
President Obama recently spoke out against excessive standardized
testing. The POTUS claimed that this issue, "takes the joy out of
teaching and learning, both for them (teachers) and for the students".
Long before Obama's declaration, Jamaal Bowman, Founding Principal of
CASA (Cornerstone Academy for Social Action) in Bronx, NY, has been
advocate for student and parent rights and the movement to opt out of
standardized tests to promote more holistic approaches to assessment of
student learning. Bowman speaks with YBE about the impact of
standardized tests on Black and Brown students and offers his advice to