Last October, Maya Angelou lovingly used her standing in society for the children. She wrote a letter to President Obama regarding the landscape of education. I am grateful.
I work with adult students as some of you know. They are trying to complete their basic education which was interrupted for a variety of reasons. Ultimately, they are hoping to be able to pass the exam required to receive their high school equivalency diploma. A new test has been put out there, and it is a disaster. The main issue is it went from being created by a not-for-profit educational testing service to for-profit corporations whose mission is to make money. This is deadly to the integrity of education. Readers, I respectfully request that you read and sign the following petition to the State Education Department.
Thank you so much. This is so important.