Friday, March 11, 2016

Opt In to Testing DEBUNKED!!!

Recently NYSED Commish Elia and some local school officials have been trying to convince families that the NYS 3-8 Assessments have changed and are worth taking again.  The reality is very little has changed.  My friend Jessica McNair, the fireball behind the test refusal explosion in the Mohawk Valley completely debunks the talking points that the tests have improved.

Please share this link widely:

https://optoutcny.wordpress.com/2016/03/07/the-rest-of-the-story/

As part of the “tool kit” put together by Commissioner Elia and the NYSED, schools have started to distribute this flyer in an effort to coerce parents into participating in the 2016 Grade 3-8 Math and ELA tests.  Much of the information provided is true: but plenty of information has been conveniently omitted from this flyer as the Commissioner continues to try to deceive the public into thinking that these “changes” will benefit children.  Parents are not appeased because the bottom line is as such: testing still dominates their child’s educational experience.Let’s take a closer look at what NYSED “forgot” to mention and it will be easy to see why parents will continue to opt out of testing this spring.