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.
“Sen. McGarrigle’s bill recognizes that standardized tests aren’t the only way to measure students’ abilities and provides options to measure students’ readiness for post-secondary education,” said PSEA President Dolores McCracken.
Commonsense options for assessing student performance
The Keystone Exam graduation requirement is on hold until the 2020-21 school year. The alternate graduation options in Senate Bill 1095 would take effect when that delay expires.
The plan gives school districts commonsense options for assessing student performance that don’t rely as heavily on standardized tests.
PSEA members make the difference
Over the past year, Pennsylvania has made a lot of progress on standardized testing, thanks in large part to the advocacy of PSEA members:
Senate Bill 1095 continues the trend.
Sen. McGarrigle a leader on this issue
Sen. McGarrigle, like Gov. Wolf, has been a leader on this issue.
“Sen. McGarrigle recognizes that all students deserve alternatives to standardized tests as a means of demonstrating their academic achievement,” McCracken said. “We commend him for his leadership, and we look forward to a debate on this bill in the state House of Representatives.”
You can send a message of support to your state senator at www.psea.org/gradoptions.