June 19, 2007

NEA P&J RA Schedule--Dr. Monty Neill, NCLB Critic, to Address Caucus July 3, 2007

NEA Peace & Justic Caucus Meeting Schedule
NEA Representative Assembly
June 30-July 5, 2007

Peace & Justice Executive Committee Meeting
Thursday June 28, 2007 3:00-6:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel, Parlor B

Cacus Meetings
Marriott Hotel Franklin Hall

Saturday June 30, 2007 * 4:00-5:30 *

Caucus Meeting
Sunday July 1, 2007 * Noon-1:00 pm *
Marriott Hotel, Franklin Hall

Caucus Meeting
Monday July 2, 2007 * 9:30-11:00 am *

Marriott Hotel, Franklin Hall

Caucus Guest Speaker
Tuesday July 3, 2007 * Lunchbreak Guest Speaker

Marriott Hotel, Salans H, I, J

NEA P & J Caucus Guest Speaker Monty Neill
July 3, 2007 * Lunchbreak

Salons H, I, J
Marriott Hotel (Connected to the Convention Center)
Room for Only 500 Attendees

Biography: Monty Neill, Ed.D., is currently Director of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest). He has led FairTest's work on testing in the public schools since 1987. He has initiated national and state coalitions of education, civil rights, religious and parent organizations to work toward fundamental change in the assessment of students and in accountability. He currently chairs The Forum on Educational Accountability. This alliance is working to develop alternatives for use in overhauling federal education law (the No Child Left Behind Act, in particular) based on the Joint Organizational Statement on NCLB, signed by more than 80 national groups.

Among many publications, he is co-author of Failing Our Children, a report analyzing the federal No Child Left Behind Act and providing guidance toward new, helpful accountability systems. He led the National Forum on Assessment in developing Principles and Indicators for Student Assessment Systems, signed by over 80 national and regional education and civil rights organizations. He also authored Implementing Performance Assessments: A Guide to Classroom School and System Reform, and Testing Our Children: A Report Card on State Assessment Systems, the first comprehensive evaluation of all 50 state testing programs.

He earned a Doctorate at Harvard University with his dissertation The Struggle of Boston's Black Community for Quality and Equality in Education: 1960-1985. He has taught and been an administrator in pre-school, high school and college.


Expert Panel on Assessment Offers Principles, Recommendations for Lawmakers Rewriting "No Child Left Behind"

Growing Resistance to "No Child Left Behind"

School Beat: Notes on the Recent NAEP Test Results

Caucus Meeting
Tuesday-Thursday July 3-5, 2007 * 9:30-10:30 am *
...and during lunch breaks

NEA P&J Executive Board Meeting
Post RA Executive Committee Meeting

Thursday July 6, 2007 * 9:00-Noon *

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