Sunday, August 31, 2014
'Standardized' film screening Thursday

A free screening of the documentary film "Standardized" will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at the PAC Center at Coral Shores High School, 89901 Overseas Highway, Tavernier. The showing is being sponsored by Minimize Testing Maximize Learning, an Upper Keys, grassroots effort dedicated to minimizing excessive standardized testing in Monroe County Schools.

The Monroe County School Board's Sept. 9 workshop at the school will be focused on standardized testing. The film's co-sponsors include Islamorada Community Entertainment, Restivo, Reilly, Vigil-Fariñas, LLC, and the Plantation Key School and CSHS school advisory councils.

Daniel Hornberger's "Standardized" suggests such testing is ruining public education. The subtitle is "Lies, Money, and Civil Rights: How Testing Is Ruining Public Education."

It includes interviews with prominent educators who denounce the standardization that is now required by the federal and state governments. This is the first time the film will be screened in the Keys.

For information, call 305-852-7785 or 305-586-746-6418.