Friday, April 20, 2012

Lew Blackburn approved the high stakes testing resolution for the April 12th board briefing agenda - then refused to allow a vote at the April 26th Board meeting - Why?

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Subject: Re: Agenda Request -- Resolution Concerning High Stakes, Standardied Testing - TASB
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2012 16:54:49 +0000
From: Dr. Lew Blackburn
To: Carla Ranger, Alan King

I approve adding this item to the Board Briefing agenda for discussion and possible action at the Regular Board meeting this month. Thanks for your request.

Lew Blackburn, Ph.D.
Dallas ISD Board of Trustees

From: Carla Ranger
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:58:58 -0500
To: Alan King
Cc: Lew Blackburn
Subject: Agenda Request -- Resolution Concerning High Stakes, Standardied Testing - TASB

Good afternoon,

At the Texas Association of School Boards Board of Directors
Spring Meeting this past week-end, the Resolution Concerning
High Stakes, Standardized Testing of Texas Public School Students

was adopted. 

As you are aware, the resolution was initiated by the Texas Association
of School Administrators during the recent TASA convention.

This is to request placement of the resolution on the Dallas ISD Board
Agenda for the April 26, 2012 Board meeting for adoption after
review and approval by the legal staff.

A copy of the Resolution is attached.

In addition to being adopted unanimously by the TASB Board of Directors
on Saturday, March 31, I believe the Resolution has been adopted by over
100 Texas school districts.

Please include a copy of the Resolution in the Friday Board update so all
Trustees will be able to review it.

Thank you.