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[Xmca-l] Re: Fwd: The Problem With the GRE



This is a testing assault on the profession in an effort to ultimately
delegitimize the field.

It already cost up to $1000 in testing in Connecticut to get licensure. We
are piloting EDtpa so we like New York can handle assessment over to a
gigantic corporation.

In fact teachers sit four to five times longer for assessments than lawyers
and doctors.

All of this designed to propagate the myth of the failed teacher and weaken
organized labor.

On Sun, Mar 6, 2016, 10:19 AM Beth Ferholt <bferholt@gmail.com> wrote:

> See the last paragraph of the article.
> NY state has -- as of a few months ago -- a mandate for the whole state
> that all who enter schools of education for a masters degree must first
> take the GRE.
> Here we are all fighting hard against this -- it was not decided by
> professors of education.  And I have a steady stream of students n my
> office who are literally crying about it -- they have initial
> certifications to teach and have been teaching already but will loose these
> certifications without their masters degree.  But we still need to get the
> word out that this happened, I see.
> Beth
>
> On Sat, Mar 5, 2016 at 9:19 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: James Gavelek <gavelek@gmail.com>
> > Date: 6 March 2016 at 02:04
> > Subject: The Problem With the GRE
> > To: Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
> >
> >
> > The exam “is a proxy for asking ‘Are you rich?’ ‘Are you white?’ ‘Are you
> > male?’”
> >
> > Read More:
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> http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/03/the-problem-with-the-gre/471633/
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> > *James GavelekAssociate ProfessorCoordinator of PhD program in Literacy,
> > Language, and CultureUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoCollege of
> > Education1040 W. HarrisonRoom 1412 ETMSW312 996-5791 <312%20996-5791>*
> >
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> Beth Ferholt
> Assistant Professor
> Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
> Brooklyn College, City University of New York
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>
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