Sending an S.O.S from a Small School in Harlem

As the season of high-stakes testing got underway, winter’s chill unabated, a petition began to circulate, a flower of democracy. “Save Central Park East 1 Elementary School!” it read

Test Nation II: NYC Opts Out

“April is the cruelest month,” T.S. Eliot wrote in the opening canto of The Waste Land.   The month in which America celebrates child abuse prevention. Each spring, the English Language Arts,  math, and science tests arrive, New York City’s third- to eighth-grade public school students busily filling in bubbles.  As …