Who we are

Change the Stakes is a group of New York City parents and educators who believe that every child should have access to a great public education. But we are 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 each child and a right that every parent should demand.  It must never become a matter of luck, lottery or good fortune.  A good education is not something that can be measured by a test score.