The Oklahoma Education Association is embarking on a statewide Common Sense Testing Tour to educate Oklahomans on testing legislation, debut a powerful documentary on today’s harmful high-stakes testing culture and empower the public to speak to their legislators.
The tour will make a stop in Mid-Del on Thursday, March 12 starting at 6 p.m. The event will take place in the Mid-Del Public Schools Administration Building. The tour is hosted by the Mid-Del Association of Classroom Teachers and Mid-Del Public Schools. Attendees will hear from OEA Executive Director David DuVall and will have the opportunity to engage in conversation regarding concerns and ways to improve the current high-stakes standardized testing conditions in the state.
Parents, students, teachers, administrators and community members will also have a chance at the event to write a personal note to their legislators and receive resources on how to continue the conversation.
Another goal of the Common Sense Testing Tour is to build momentum for the Oklahoma PTA “Brighter Future Rally” supported by the Oklahoma Education Coalition on March 30 at the State Capitol. School districts are being encouraged to close for the day to allow their faculties and students, along with parents, to participate in the rally and speak to their elected officials about their desire for changes in Oklahoma’s public schools.