Author Archives: Betsy Bloom

About Betsy Bloom

Betsy is an Associate Professor of Education at Hartwick College in Oneonta NY. She is also a parent of two, a nine year veteran middle school social studies teacher and the current president of the NYS Foundations of Education Association, an organization dedicated to achieving social justice through public education.

Looks like we are in the same boat with Louisiana

Just like here in NYS, Louisiana is undertaking a review of the Common Core standards. And just like in NYS, the game is rigged in the interest of maintaining the status quo. Translation? There is no room for divergent thinking … Continue reading

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Book Release Party

Please join us for a book release party on Saturday, 6/20 at 4pm. The event will take place at Roots Brewing Company, 175 Main St. Oneonta. Come help us celebrate! Copies of the book will be available and there will be … Continue reading

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Regional ‘Refuse the Tests’ Outdoor Art Contest

Oneonta Area for Public Education is proud to announce a regional sidewalk chalk drawing contest! Between now and April 21 (the day before the math portion of the state tests begin), create your own chalk drawing on your driveway, the … Continue reading

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Opting Out of Governor Cuomo’s Attack on Public Education

Originally posted on Bianca Tanis:
The attack on public education in New York State is taking place on several fronts. On one front, our schools are being underfunded and starved of resources. On the other front, our schools are deemed…

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Protect Our Schools

Oneonta’s Protect Our Schools demonstration on March 26 at 4:30 at the former Center Street School will be the capstone of a series of successful Protect Our Schools events that have been taking place across NYS. (NYC had over 100 … Continue reading

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Refusing the Common Core Tests

Originally posted on Oneonta Area For Public Education:
Oneonta Area for Public Education, with support from Worcester Community for Education, will be hosting a Refuse The Test Informational Forum on Saturday, March 21 from 2-4 pm at the Unitarian Universalist…

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Protect Our Schools Statewide Demonstrations

Oneonta will be participating in a statewide campaign to promote unity amongst parents, teachers, students, administrators, and other members of our communities. The Oneonta event will begin at 4:30 pm on March 26 at the Center Street School Building, 31 … Continue reading

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