By Michael Bielawski
MECHANICVILLE AUGUST 29 – A routine school board meeting was all the usual through its agenda. Administrators and teachers discussed special education, class sizes, textbooks, transportation… nothing that elicited much debate.
Then came time for the public to give comments, and the first lady to speak was a parent and teacher. She came to the microphone with a newspaper in hand, and she didn’t look happy. She was holding statistics on testing, specifically scores from throughout the Capital Region for the new NY State ELA (English Language Assessment) and math tests.
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