Project Description

Nathan Place

“When state test scores come out in the next couple of weeks, one student who won’t count in the city’s averages is Matthew Sprowal. Encouraged by his mother Karen Sprowal, Matthew did not take the state tests, the first to be tied to new learning standards known as the Common Core, out of protest.

Nathan Place, a student at CUNY’s journalism school, filed this video report about the family and the movement against high-stakes testing.”  Read more.