Why Change the Stakes?
Change the Stakes is a group of parents and educators who want the best education for all children. We are a work in progress and about progress for the entire New York public school system.
We are a growing group concerned with the harm high stakes-testing is doing to our children and schools. We oppose an over-emphasis on tests and misuse of the results for purposes they were never intended to serve. We believe high-stakes testing must be replaced by valid forms of student, teacher, and school assessment.
We are asking parents and community members like you from districts across the city to join hands to improve teaching and learning opportunities for all children. We believe a good education is the right of every child and a right that every parent should demand. It must never become a matter of luck, lottery or good fortune. And good education is not something that can be measured by a test score.