Film: Standardized: Lies, Money, & Civil Rights

Posted by on January 27, 2014

The Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools presents

Standardized: Lies, Money, & Civil Rights:
How Testing is Ruining Public Education

Thursday, February 6, 2013
6 PM

The Ritz East – 125 S. 2nd Street, Philadelphia

For decades, standardized testing has been a part of public education.  Within the last ten years, however, the testing has taken on a more important, and possibly more damaging, role.  Test scores, mistakenly viewed as effective assessments of student ability and teacher/school effectiveness, are anything but.  This film sheds light on the invalid nature of these tests, the terrible consequences of high-stakes testing, and the big money that’s involved.

There will be an after-film discussion led by three prominent voices in the fight for public education:

Helen Gym – Founder and director of Philadelphia’s Parents United for Public Education

Mark Naison – Professor of History and African-American Studies, Fordham University, and the founder of the national Badass Teachers Association

Jim Horn – Founder of the Schools Matter blog and author of The Mismeasure of Education

Tickets are $9.00 online at or at the door if not sold out.

Buy your tickets today!

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