Sunday, September 30, 2012

Anti-testing movement is growing in New York

A great start to my Sunday morning! 

Two important steps in fighting high-stakes testing as a school board and regional PTA have made important statements.

The Niagara Region PTA has issued a resolution against High-stakes testing: http://roundtheinkwell.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/ptaresolution2.pdf

The Rochester City School Board makes it own resolution:
http://www.rochestercitynewspaper.com/NewsBlog/archives/2012/09/28/rochester-school-board-opposed-to-standardized-testing

Read the resolution: http://www.rcsdk12.org/Page/150
Click the 9/27/2012 link, go to page 63 of the .pdf file.



I have also come across two other bloggers nearby who support the opt-out movement:

Rochester: http://www.thinkingaboutmomming.com/2012/05/whats-great-about-opting-out-of-testing.html

Geneva: http://optoutgeneva.wordpress.com/

And....

Another great piece from Long Island principal Carol Burris.

What should you do?  Encourage your local school board and PTA to take a stand for our children's public education.