Monthly Archives: December 2015

Monthly Archives: December 2015

No Threat Left Behind: New York City Stifles Opt Out

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Co-Writer Kemala Karmen Deputy Director, Co Founder NYC Public With more than 200,000 students — or nearly 1 in 5 of all eligible test takers–refusing to sit for annual standardized tests, New York State made headlines last spring for leading the nation in sheer number of opt outs. The parent-led opt out movement worked hard to get those numbers, getting an unexpected boost from voters disgusted by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s hubristic overreach in pushing the Education Transformation Act of 2015. …