PSEA is a community of education professionals who make a difference in the lives of students every day.
Phoenixville EA member John Odell is in his second successful career after 24 years with the Army.
PA’s minimum teacher salary ($18,500) hasn’t increased since 1988. PA's minimum wage ($7.25), hasn’t been raised since 2009, and is lower than all neighboring states.
PSEA is committed to making changes aimed at protecting everyone who works and learns in our schools.
As part of its legislative push to reduce the reliance on standardized testing, PSEA has put forth a report filled with policy recommendations.
The report, “A Balanced and Research-based Approach to Standardized Testing,’’ has three key points:
“This report outlines the principles educators believe are right for students and schools,’’ said PSEA President Jerry Oleksiak.
“It is based on empirical research by prominent educators, and hopefully the recommendations will be used to help guide policy. We are optimistic because at the federal and state levels, those on both sides of the political aisle are coming to the realization that standardized testing is off the rails.
“Educators understand that standardized tests are never going to go away completely, and that they have a role in public schools, if used properly. But teachers want to go back to educating the whole child with a full and rich curriculum.’’
The full report is available at www.psea.org/testing.