Indefinitely suspend implementation of edTPA until the flaws have been fixed.

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Chao Yu
6 years ago
edTPA distracts student teachers from the learning they must do on how to connect ideas to young people and undermines their preparation as teachers.

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Carl Pino
6 years ago
I have experienced significant barriers with this program. I graduated college BEFORE it was a requirement but had to have surgery and couldn't begin my certification until it became a requirement.

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Coleen devita
6 years ago
it is ridiculous All of the certifications and requirements that these teachers are put through in NY and then the fact that they will expire if they don't get there Masters within 5 years !! How about letting them get a JOB first to afford to pay for their Masters !!! It's just another way for NYS to make money off of the people trying to begin a career in teaching, it's no wonder why so many of our NYS trained teachers leave the state after graduation . How about generating teaching jobs for the recent graduates that will keep them in NYS

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Sean Rivera
6 years ago
My friend is having difficulty continuing her career in education something she is so passionate about

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Emily Kappelmier
6 years ago
Pushing me further and further away from doing the ONE thing i absolutely love.

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Jeffrey Sabacinski
6 years ago
I'm signing because I'm against the continued corporatization of education because it limits the educational potential of students and restricts the independence and creativity necessary for teachers to effectively to their jobs. The increased evaluations and testing, and meddling by Pearson and the educational bureaucracy are severely damaging the educational system and something needs to be done.

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Shannon R
6 years ago
This new requirement is extremely stressful for someone such as myself, who is applying to become a teacher in NY via reciprocity. I have already completed a teacher preparation program and student teaching, where I created and submitted a portfolio similar to what the edTPA requires. Also, having already passed three teacher certification exams in MA, which obviously were not cheap, this is an added expense that I cannot afford.

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Dana Dellaripa
6 years ago
I am trying to finish my masters. I have already passed all of the old state exams, and now have passed all of the new ones, except for one. The State needs to fix all of the quirks in these exams before they implement them because now I am suffering, because without passing all the exams I cannot finish my masters degree.

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Kristina DiBisceglie
6 years ago
I'm signing this petition because I was one of the first people to have to do EDTPA and everyone was very confused, stressed and didn't have a clue on how to go about it. I was basically blind sided by it and ended up failing by 2 points. I was outraged by the results after all the hard work and time I put into it. I felt very defeated after I found out the results and it lowered my self-confidence making it difficult for me to take my other teacher certification tests. This test is unfair and should be done away with immediately it caused me so much stress and anxiety that I needed to start seeing a doctor since the people at my school weren't fully informed on how to go about it.

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Tim Tremal
6 years ago
It's not fair it's in Just and not right! And people they can become great teachers will not have a chance because Of EDTPA!