NYC Official Responds to Parent

NYC Official Responds to Parent by Diane Ravitch

I posted earlier today a letter from a parent to a high-level NYC official, complaining about the city’s threat to cut the school’s funding if too many children opted out of state testing.

What do you think the official replied: we must follow the law. We must do as we are told.

Don’t you long to hear a governor or mayor or superintendent say to the parent: You are right. The law is idiotic. We will join you in a mass action of civil disobedience.

Don’t expect to hear it from anyone who works for the testing-obsessed Bloomberg administration. This is a mayor who has used his autocratic control to close more than 140 public schools based on their test scores. Without those scores, he would not know what to do next.

Here is the response from Shael Polansky to Jeff Nichols:

Read response here