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A better way to evaluate teachers, am New York, February 19, 2015
Chasm Over ‘No Child Left Behind’, The Wall Street Journal, January 21, 2015
Up Close: Public Education in NYC with Diana Williams, ABC-TV New York, November 16, 2014
Opinion: Chancellor Should Take a Stand on Field Testing, The New York Times Schoolbook, June 6, 2014
Gonzalez: Latest practice testing is another state-mandated exercise in futility, Daily News, June 4, 2014
Photos: NYC Education Activists Rally Against High-Stakes Standardized Testing, The Indypendent, April 25, 2014 
Dozens protest outside DOE building for end to Common Core testing, WPIX New York, April 24, 2014
Why Are Teachers and Students Opting Out of Standardized Testing? The Nation, April 7, 2014
33,000 New York Children Skip Standardized Tests, Epoch Times, April 6, 2014
Teachers refuse to administer standardized tests, The Washington Post, Answer Sheet, April 4, 2014
The Common Core and Its Discontents, The Indypendent, April 4 2014; Finding Common Cause on the Common Core, The Indypendent (follow up article), April 9, 2014
Fariña: Let’s respect those who opt out—and those who are “ready for the challenge”, Chalkbeat, April 2, 2014
As opt-out movement builds among parents, educators play a growing role, Chalkbeat, April 2, 2014
The Defiant Parents: Testing’s Discontents, The New Yorker, January 23, 2014
P.S. 321 High-Stakes Testing Foes Hope for a Win After Years of Battle, DNAinfo, January 13, 2014
The Opt-Outers: What happens if enough New York parents say they don’t want their kids to take tests? New York Magazine, November 24, 2013
Turn On, Tune In, Opt Out, The Nation, November 5, 2013
Forget teaching to the test — at this Washington Heights elementary school, parents canceled it! NY Daily News, October 21, 2013
Hoax Letter Sent to Schools Encourages Parents to Opt Out of Testing, DNAinfo, June 6, 2013
Practice material found on upstate exams boost scores, hurts city kids’ tallies, Daily News, April 19, 2013
Test-takers see double, New York Post, April 19, 2013
New York City Parents Boycott State Tests telling Children to Opt Out, DNAinfo, April 16, 2013
Top-down testing programs send the wrong message to students and teachers alike, NY Daily News, December 20, 2012
Civil Rights Orgs File Complaint Over New York’s High Stakes Tests, In These Times, November 12, 2012
How N.Y. is testing parents’ patience, NY Daily News, October 28, 2012
Dear Teacher, Johnny Is Skipping the Test, New York Times, October 14, 2012
More Children Opted Out of State Tests, WNYC, July 13, 2012
Test Expert: State Exam Problem Is Worse than Reported, NY Times, June 25, 2012
10 ways to oppose high-stakes standardized tests, Washington Post, June 14, 2012
New York Parents Protest Testing, Education Week, June 8, 2012
Parents and students protest dummy exams by ‘talking pineapple’ test-maker, NY Daily News, June 7, 2012
Parents Protest High-Stakes Exams Outside Testing Company Offices, Wall Street Journal, June 7, 2012
Parents and Students Say ‘Enough’ to More Testing, NY Times, June 7, 2012
Brandishing pineapples, parents and students target Pearson, Gotham Schools, June 7, 2012
Why we’re protesting today at Pearson HQ, Daily Kos, June 7, 2012
New York Standardized Testing Protest Brings Parents, Students To Pearson’s Steps, Huffington Post, June 7, 2012
Public School Standardized Testing: Enough Is Enough for New York State Kids, Huffington Post, May 29, 2012
New York State Field Tests: ‘Students Should Not Be Informed’ Of Connection To Standardized Exams, Huffington Post, May 28, 2012
Padres furiosos por exámenes experimentales, El Diario, May 23, 2012
More Parents Are Saying No to Pearson’s Field Tests, WNYC, May 12, 2012
Pearson and how 2012 standardized tests were designed, Washington Post, April 27, 2012
Teachers, Parents Push Back Against High Stakes Testing, Common Dreams, April 23, 2012
Opting out of tests in the age of the pineapple, Inside Schools, April 23, 2012
Parents Pull Kids From School to Boycott State Tests, DNAinfo, April 19, 2012
Long tests are even longer for some special education students, Gotham Schools, April 18, 2012
Students required to take 9 hours of English and math exams and state using dummy questions, NY Daily News, April 18, 2012
Voces de Padres – Los daños causados por los exámenes escolares, Manhattan Times, April 18, 2012
Parents keeping kids out of state reading exams, NY Daily News, April 17, 2012
With Test Week Here, Parents Consider the Option of Opting Out, NY Times, April 16, 2012
Small but determined band of families sitting out the state tests, Gotham Schools, April 16, 2012