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Message from the MCCPTA Blair Cluster Coordinator

Governor Martin O’Malley opposes the cancellation of the testing. MCCPTA is asking all concerned to contact the Governor and let him know we are very disappointed with his insistence on ignoring the will of his local superintendents, teachers, legislators, and PTA members and parents, and refusing to support a waiver of MSA testing this year.  In the face of all the school days children have missed, this testing is not only wasteful, but now will eliminate a golden opportunity to make up lost instructional time. Send an email to Governor Martin O’Malley at governor@gov.state.md.us Advocacy Action Alert which is also up on the Archive page at the MCCPTA website: http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs192/1107753542216/archive/1116548115424.html

Shruti Bhatnagar
MCCPTA Blair Cluster Coordinator  | MCCPTA Membership & Engagement Chair | MD PTA Nominating and Board Development Committee Member | Tel: 301-949-8006 / 240-948-3459  | Follow me on Twitter: @ShrutiBhatnagr

MCCPTA Advocacy Action Alert: MSA Waiver

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Dear NHE/OV PTA Members and Families,

Even though 22 of 24 Maryland district school superintendents, including MCPS Superintendent Starr, teachers and their unions, many legislators in the Maryland General Assembly, and PTA councils and parents, including the MCCPTA and the PTA Council of Howard County, have taken a firm stand against testing our students on the no longer relevant Maryland School Assessment (MSA) this year, Governor Martin O’Malley opposes the cancellation of the testing.  Huh?  READ MORE

With all the snow days, wouldn’t it make even more sense to spend March teaching our kids the material they’ve missed, rather than having them sit for a test that covers material we no longer teach and whose results, consequently, are meaningless?

Please call Governor Martin O’Malley 410-974-3901 and let him know what you think; if the office is closed, leave a message.  And, while you’re at it, CLICK HERE and send him an email with  your thoughts.  Even if the US Department of Education won’t do the right thing, the Free State should.

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