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Panel on MCAS test scheduled

A lunchtime panel discussion for parents on "The Impact of the MCAS Tests on Our Children and Their Schools" will be held Friday, April 28 from noon-1pm in Rm 4-163.

Panelists will include Professor George Stiny of architecture and Kate Gyllensvard, senior library assistant (both of whom have children who have boycotted the test); Professor Emeritus Jonathan King of biology; and educator Anne Wheelock, author of Crossing the Tracks. Professor King is author of an article opposing the MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) in the January/February issue of the Faculty Newsletter.

The event is being organized by an ad hoc committee of MIT parents who oppose the MCAS. For more information, contact Anna Ferrigno Ward,

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on April 26, 2000.

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