A teacher, mom, school board member, and Green Party activist. Jessica talks about how her grassroots campaign started from caring about making sure children are treated with respect in schools.
There are many issues with this high-pressure testing. Children as young as 3rd grade are required to take these tests which requires children as young as kindergarten to start learning test taking skills. These higher requirements make it harder for children to succeed in school. Since these tests are a graduation requirement the pressure is high for kids. Some teachers have had to set up mindfulness centers for their students, in part because of this elevated stress. New Jersey politics continues to put pressure on our kids they dont need.