The relationship between New York City, New York State, and Pearson Education must end. Other states and municipalities should reconsider their relationship with Pearson as well. This company and its testing regime have not earned the right to work in American schools.
Education involves the exchange of ideas across diverse communities and across generations. My entire trip was a reminder that our schools must be built on the concept that Jewish people describe as L'Dor V'Dor, or "from generation to generation."
On Saturday, thousands of educators and parents rallied at the grassroots Save Our Schools March on Washington, D.C. Education heavyweights all took the microphone, but it was Matt Damon whose closing speech brought down the house.