May 13, 2018


A letter from President Helmick

Dear Fellow Educator,

We have a shot at changing the state-mandated testing system, but we will need your help; and, we need it ASAP!

As you may know, I’ve been appointed to serve on the State’s Student Testing Task Force, assembled by MDE for the purpose of reviewing the current program.

I want to share as many first-person stories as possible — telling what state-mandated testing has done to you as educators, to your schools, to your students, and even to your own children, if appropriate. To do that, I’ll need your stories. We will keep your identity confidential, UNLESS you tell us otherwise. Deadline for submission is TUESDAY, MAY 22, at 5:00 p.m.

Please email me at at your earliest convenience. We can’t let this moment pass without our voices being heard!

Thank you for all you do,