The PARCC Tests were once one of the most widely used standardized tests in the country. But parents began to examine the tests, the costs, and the damage they caused. Parents called for a rapid change of the plan.
The advocacy group Parent Voices NY wanted to make a plea to Bill DeBlasio, the mayor elect, to appoint a Schools Chancellor who would represent the interests of parents, teachers and kids.
When You Refuse features a presentation by Long Island Opt Out/NYSAPE Founder, Jeanette Deutermann. Long Island is the epicenter of the Opt Out Movement. Jeanette has inspired tens of thousands of parents to push back against the testing.
The Network for Public Education is calling for a national Opt Out of high stakes standardized testing. The movement is inspiring thousands of parents nationwide to fight for their public schools and the education their children deserve.
Last year over 200,000 New York State parents decided that high-stakes standardized testing was having a damaging effect on their children and their public schools, refusing to allow their children to take the tests.
Special Ed Teacher, Jia Lee was invited to give testimony before the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee, on re-authorization of No Child Left Behind.
There is no reason and no benefit to children or their learning when it comes to high-stakes standardized tests. Watch this short primer and learn how to Opt Out of the State Tests!
Principal Jamaal Bowman from CASA Middle School in the Bronx opened the October 17th conference The Call to Educational Justice.