Press releases & statements

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Principals Continue to Spread Misinformation about Opting Out of State Tests Despite DOE Directive to Respect Parents’ Decision

Press Release, March 31, 2015

Parents and Teachers are Unimpressed with the State’s Release of Spring Test Scores

Scores are manipulated and meaningless, distracting attention from the real needs of NYC schools

Press Release, August 15, 2014

Change the Stakes Responds to New DOE Promotion Policy

Statement, April 16, 2014

Open Letter to Chancellor Carmen Fariña from Change the Stakes: Stop Administrators from Bullying Parents

Statement, April 1, 2014

Number of NYC Parents Refusing State Tests Expected to Triple in 2014

Press Release, March 26, 2014

Change the Stakes Responds to Legislators’ Call for Common Core Delay

Statement, February 5, 2014

New York City Public School Parents Deserve to be Heard by Commissioner John King

Statement, October 22, 2013

Parents and Educators Reject Official Explanations for Dismal State Test Scores Press

Call for full transparency in state testing program and an end to the use of standardized tests for promotion, teacher evaluation and closing schools
Press Release, August 7, 2013

NYC DOE’s Test-Obsessed Promotion Policies Leave Families in Limbo

First day of summer is NO VACATION for parents wondering if children will be promoted
Press Release, June 27, 2013

Parents in Dozens of Schools Boycott Field Tests for High­-Stakes Exams

Fed Up With Over­Testing, Parents Present Invoice to Pearson
Press Release, June 6, 2013

Local Group Calls On Schools Chancellor to Disavow Use of Experimental Test Scores

Press Release, March 20, 2013

CTS Demands Full Disclosure of School Testing Program 

Calls Pearson’s June Field Tests a Waste of Time and Money
Press Release, May 21, 2012

Parent Anger Builds Over High-Stakes Standardized Tests

Some NYC parents take a stand, refuse to have their children tested
Press Release, April 16, 2012