R.A.V.E. Hosts Gary Thompson


OCTOBER 7th, Tuesday 6 to 8 pm, First Christian Reformed Church, 1814 S. Emerson Street, Denver 80210 (street parking only  – but free)


We have the incredible opportunity to hear and learn from Dr. Gary Thompson, as he travels to Denver to talk to the metro community about high stakes testing.  Dr. Thompson is a Doctor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at Early Life Child Psychology & Education Center.  He has no interest in politics, but feels that he has an ethical obligation to inform communities when current public education practices that relate to his work as a psychologist (e.g., assessment testing, child development, special education) are deemed to be harmful, unethical and ineffective. Dr. Thompson wrote an award winning dissertation titled: Cracking The Da Vinci Code of Cognitive Assessment of African American School Aged Children: a Guide for Administrators, Educators, Mental Health Professionals, & Parents. His presentation will include:  how high stakes testing does not work for our children,  how to assess children in an accurate and culturally appropriate manner, and how current Common Core testing practices go against years of research. Dr. Thompson has spoken nationwide regarding high stakes testing and will share the research that demonstrates that these high stakes standardized tests have absolutely ZERO validity. He states:  A one size fits all education system does not take into account the power of culture and varied cognitive learning styles. Corporate reform in terms of high stakes achievement testing has one purpose: $$$$.   We look forward to seeing you October 7th!

Endorsers: Voices for Public Education, United Opt Out National, Denver Alliance for Public Education, Uniting 4 Kids, Coalition for Better Education, DCTA/Retired, SPEAK for Cherry Creek, Question Alliance, Northern Corridor Coalition, Community for Academic and Athletic Excellence, Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, School Belongs to the Children, Shop Talk Live

Here is a handout to share – spread the word!  RSVP not required but we would love to know how many are coming – so if you have chance, please RSVP here.



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