On this May Day morning my eyes are on Brooklyn and my heart is in Brooklyn.

The teachers and staff are putting their jobs and careers on the line to save children from the abuses of the mandated high stakes tests that are of no positive value for students and of high financial profits for corporate investors. The abuse and greed must be stopped one child at a time, one school at a time, one district at a time, and one state at a time. -KP

Fred Klonsky


Staff at Brooklyn’s International High School at Prospect Heights hold a press conference this morning announcing their boycott of the ELA Performance Exam.

As a Chicagoan, nothing symbolizes the spirit of rebellion against what is wrong more than May Day.

The working class holiday began in this city with the fight for the 8 hour day and the events at Haymarket Square.

This morning teachers and staff at the International High School at Prospect Heights are rebelling against the wrong that standardized testing has become.

Each staff member – teachers, psychologists and paraprofessionals – has signed on to a letter to the new New York City Schools Chancellor, Carmen Fariña.

Among the dedicated teachers whose name is on the letter printed below is my daughter Jessica Klonsky. She is a teacher at this wonderful Brooklyn high school serving the community’s immigrant students. She is a veteran of more than a dozen years…

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