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



YES.

On Sun, Mar 6, 2016 at 10:26 AM, Greg Mcverry <jgregmcverry@gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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:
> > >
> > >
> >
> http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/03/the-problem-with-the-gre/471633/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > *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>*
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Beth Ferholt
> > Assistant Professor
> > Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
> > Brooklyn College, City University of New York
> > 2900 Bedford Avenue
> > Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889
> >
> > Email: bferholt@brooklyn.cuny.edu
> > Phone: (718) 951-5205
> > Fax: (718) 951-4816
> >
>



-- 
Beth Ferholt
Assistant Professor
Department of Early Childhood and Art Education
Brooklyn College, City University of New York
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889

Email: bferholt@brooklyn.cuny.edu
Phone: (718) 951-5205
Fax: (718) 951-4816