Dialogue: #40 Donald Williams

Donald Williams – Director of Policy, Research and Reform at the Connecticut Education Association

Donald Williams – Director of Policy, Research and Reform at the Connecticut Education Association

January 10th, 2016 Dialogue Show:

This week on Dialogue, Steve Kotchko talks to Donald Williams with the Connecticut Education Association.  Williams on the show explains why the CEA teachers union wants to do away with the controversial SBAC test for students in grades 3 through 8.  He tells the test is unfair to many students, takes too long to administer, and doesn’t provide any useful feedback to teachers about how their students are doing.  Williams also notes it was scrapped at the high school level and should be as well for grades 3 through 8.