Educational Leadership Professor Rivera-McCutchen Targets High Stakes Testing and Common Core Impact on PK-12


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Sponsored by the Network for Public Eduction, “Public Education Nation”event on October 11th featured several panels including one on Testing and Common Core. NYS Principal of the Year Carol Burris lead a discussion with educators Dr. Rosa L. Rivera-McCutchen, Takeima Bunche-Smith, and Dr. Alan Aja on the impact of high-stakes testing and the Common Core on PK-12.

Dr. Rivera-McCutchen’s talk (Video timestamp 16:45) drew from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham City Jail to provide a framework for moral leadership in examining power and privilege in resisting high-stakes tests and the Common Core.