Beyond MCAS: Excellence and Equity in the Brookline Schools

Please join us for our upcoming forum about MCAS and the fallacies of high-stakes testing.

Tuesday, January 30, 7 – 8:30 pm

All Saints Parish, 1733 Beacon Street

  • What is MCAS? Is it required? What is the opt-out movement?
  • How has the MCAS changed public education in Brookline?
  • What are the facts about MCAS and equity?
  • Does my child really need to practice taking standardized tests?
  • Does the MCAS enrich or impoverish our children’s experience in the schools?

Hear keynote speakers Jeanette Deutermann and Ricardo Rosa, along with Brookline educators, address these questions and more as they puncture myths about MCAS testing.

Jeanette Deutermann is the mother of two boys and is the founder of Long Island Opt-Out, a movement for whole-child education in New York State public schools.

Ricardo D. Rosa, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, a teacher in New Bedford, and an activist, writer and researcher working with youth.

You can RSVP here. Childcare is available.