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Co-Signers from the Letter To All Members of the Board of Regents

September, 2005

Bonnie Anderson
Broeklundian Professor History
Brooklyn College/Graduate Center
City University of New York

Laura Anker
Professor, American Studies
Coordinator, Social Studies
Adolescence Education Program
SUNY College Old Westbury

Rosalyn Fraad Baxandall
Distinguished Teaching Professor
American History
SUNY Old Westbury

Herman L. Bennett
Assoc. Professor of History
Rutgers University

Renate Bridenthal
Emerita Professor Of History
Brooklyn College
City University of New York

Miriam Cohen
Evalyn Clark Professor of History
Vassar College

Margaret S. Crocco
Associate Professor
Teachers College
Columbia Unviersity

Michael Frisch
Professor of History and American Studies
Senior Research Scholar
University of Buffalo
State University of New York

Linda Gordon
Professor of History
New York University

Jacqueline A. Gutwirth
Professor of History
Bronx Community College, CUNY

Maurice Isserman
William R. Kenan Professor of History
Hamilton College

Robin Kelley
Professor of Anthropology
Institute for Research in African American Studies
Columbia University

Michael Kammen
Professor of American History and Culture
Cornell University

Jerome Krase
Emeritus and Murray
Koppelman Professor
Brooklyn College
City University

Manning Marable
Professor of Public Affairs, Political Science, History and African American Studies,
Columbia University

Anand R. Marrie
Assistant Professor of Social Studies and Education
Teachers College
Columbia University

Wilbur Miller
Professor of History
State University of New York, Stony Brook

Jennifer L. Morgan
Assoc. Professor
History and Women's & Gender Studies
Rutgers University

Leith Mullings
Presidential Professor of Anthropology
Graduate Center
City University of New York

Mary Beth Norton
Professor of Early American and Women's History
Cornell University

Mojbol Olfnk Okome
Associate Professor
Brooklyn College
City University of New York

Robert O'Meally
Zora Neale Hurston Professor of Literature
Director of the Center for Jazz Studies
Columbia University

Pedro Pedraza
Research Director
Center for Puerto Rican Studies
Hunter College

Ismail Rashid
Assistant Professor
History/Africana Studies
Vassar College

Judith Stein
Professor of History
City College of New York and Graduate Center
City University of New York

Howard Wach
Associate Professor of History
Bronx Community College
City University of New York

Mike Wallace
Director
Gotham Center For New York City History

Barbara Winslow
Coordinator Adolescence Social Studies
School of Education
Brooklyn College
City University of New York

Jonathan Zimmerman
Professor of Education and History
New York University

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A study, conducted by researchers at Arizona State University, found that while students show consistent improvement on state high-stakes graduation tests, the tests have failed to improve their performance on other, independent measures of academic achievement, such as the SAT and AP exams.