Teachers agree to administer FSA Tests

The President of the BC Teacher’s Federation has confirmed her members have voted 83 percent in favor of complying with a Labor Relations Board ruling upholding the controversial Foundation Skills Assessments Tests… [asset|aid=894|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=135bd7d17923dbb8fd84925ad394b71d-Irene-1_3_Pub.mp3] However Irene Lanzinger vows although the federation has lost this battle, it will continue to fight the FSA war… [asset|aid=895|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=135bd7d17923dbb8fd84925ad394b71d-Irene-2_1_Pub.mp3] That’s a reference to the fact that the right-wing think tank uses the FSA test results in its annual ranking of BC schools. Meantime, the federation says several school districts have already decided not to force teachers to adminster the grade four and seven tests and, in those jurisdictions the responsibilty will fall to district administrators.

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