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Options for refusing to take the test
NYC DOE Deputy Chancellor saying opt out is an option
Opt Out of Standardized Tests New York
A group that supports ALL parents, students, and educators in the state interested in opting out of testing regardless of their religious views, political affiliation, or choice for a public or non public education for children.
Time Out from Testing
Statewide coalition of parent, educator, business, community, and civil rights organizations in New York State committed to a "time-out" from excessive and high stakes exams.
Change the Stakes
Parents and teachers working to build and unite opposition to high-stakes standardized tests in NYC.
How my child skipped state tests - New York Times (May 2012)
With Test Week Here, Parents Consider Opting Out - New York Times (April 2012)
Meet the Principals
The New York Times highlights principals who are willing to publicly stand up against standardized testing!
New York Educator & Parent Just Says No to Standardized Tests
A New York educator and parent inspires others to opt out of standardized testing!
Long Island Principal threatens parent with calling Child Protective Services and FORCES child to take test
Yep! You heard that right. A Principal in Oceanside forces a child to take a test against his mother’s will and threatens to call child protective services. I emailed this principal to inform him that HE is being watched and HE will be the one who comes under GREAT scrutiny for defying the wishes of a parent, threatening her, and forcing her child to do something that is harmful. She shared her story in the
New York Opt Out group.
Grumpy Educators: South Carolina Parents Challenge Standardized Testing
See reference to U.S. Supreme Court reference on Troxel v. Granville for relevant language and context regarding
parental rights that may apply
New York City Parents Organize to Save Education
A New York parent publishes the letter sent to the school on the decision to opt out
(Oct. 26, 2011)
Teacher is opting his children out of state testing. Tips and ideas to do so.
Students Required to Take 9 Hours of Exams full of Dummy Questions
- Daily News (April 2012)
The Pineapple and the Hare: Pearson's absurd, nonsensical ELA exam, recycled endlessly throughout country
NYC Teacher supports parents opting their children out of standardized testing and wishes she could as well!- NYC Pub School Parents
In NY Parents Just Say No to Testing
- Gotham Schools/Alternet (April 2012)
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