One of the few things that Brooklyn Heights residents will probably agree upon is the importance of a quality education. However, with the increased reliance on standardized tests, what will this mean for kids at PS 8 and private schools in the neighborhood? Does this mean that as standardized tests become a bigger part of New York City public schools, fears are rising that student education is being limited only to topics covered on the tests? To explore this topic, St. Francis College and the College’s Education Department will host a forum with WNYC Radio to explore various aspects of this issue, including; the strong emphasis on standardized testing; its effects on the larger education picture; if the tests take into account the international nature of the student body; the pressure on teachers to produce results and how WNYC’s resources and archives be used to find solutions to problems that arise from this issue.
Panelists include: Chairman of the St. Francis College Education Department Richard Giaquinto, Head of Music at the Urban Academy of Arts & Letters Graeme Sibirsky and two students from Urban Academy.
Wednesday, February 18
6:30pm – 9:00pm
St. Francis College
Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture & Education (Room 7402)
Free & Open to the Public