Public education is under attack. As New York City parents, we need to send a strong message to Washington, DC, to Albany, and to City Hall. We see obstacles mounting higher that compromise our public schools, so the voices and actions of parents must play a crucial role in the fate of public education. Last year, state and city officials acknowledged that opting out is a PARENT’S RIGHT and that students and schools cannot be punished for opting out. Learn why we must continue to opt out and deal a final, crushing blow to the test-and-punish policies of the NYS Education Department!
Grades 3-8 English Language Arts (ELA): Paper based March 28-30 Computer based March 27-April 3
Grades 4 & 8 science, performance: May 24-June 2 (school selects date)
NYSESLAT Speaking: Monday, April 10-Friday, May 19 (school selects dates)
An NYCDOE superintendent, clearly following Chancellor’s orders, has been caught on videotape telling families at a public forum that their children’s teachers and principals shouldn’t speak to them about their professional opinions of the state’s standardized testing program. “It’s not their job,” says the superintendent, characterizing speech about the tests as “political,” as opposed to educational. Read more here and then ask who’s the bully and who’s being “political?”