Check out these videos of PSU students advocating for themselves and their peers across Providence!
PSU counters Commissioner Gist’s annual “State of Education” speech with our own “State of the Student” Address, offering PSU’s vision for the schools Rhode Island’s students deserve.
PSU students stand up loud and proud at the Board of Education, offering our vision for the education reform students deserve!
Zombies protest high-stakes testing! PSU explains why high-stakes testing turns students into zombies, sending this message to RIDE: “No Education, No Life!”
Kelvis speaks out! Members of the Providence Student Union organized a press conference in the State House to speak out against Rhode Island’s new high-stakes testing graduation requirement. Here Kelvis Hernandez lays out one of our arguments against this misguided policy.
Central United Teach-In: Members of Central United organized a teach-in to bring students, parents, and teachers at their school together to discuss Rhode Island’s new high-stakes testing graduation requirement and what the community’s response should be. You can watch the highlights here (and be sure to stick around to the discussion at the end, where many of the big questions around this issue surface).
Cauldierre testifies at the Board of Regents: Central United member Cauldierre McKay gives a stirring speech to the Board of regents about the detrimental effects of high-stakes testing on his education.
Bryan testifies at the Board of Regents: Hope United member Bryan Varela explains to the Board of Regents how different students respond differently to standardized tests.
Aaliyah testifies at the Board of Regents: Alvarez United member Aaliyah Cook delivers the testimony of Alan Yuhanna on how high-stakes testing disproportionately hurts ELL students.