Saturday, January 14, 2012

Save our Schools and The Grassroots Education Movement Circulate Petition to Allow Parents the Right to Opt Children out from High Stakes Testing

If you believe parents should be able to opt their children out from high stakes testing, please see the link to the petition being circulated by Save our Schools and The Grassroots Education Movement. The goal is more discovery and learning in our classrooms, not endless test prep.



Hi all,

Save our Schools is working with the Grassroots Education Movement to oppose high stakes testing. Parents in New York State, who want to have their children opt out of the standardized tests, do not have a legal right to do so. Below is a link to a petition to create that right for those who think it would be best for their children. I hope you can sign the petition and bring it to the attention of concerned parents, teachers, and taxpayers.

In recent years, New York State has expanded the use of high stakes standardized testing. We are concerned about the ever-increasing over-reliance on results from standardized tests to measure student learning. We are calling on Governor Cuomo, the State Education Department, the New York State Board of Regents, and New York's legislative leaders to develop and implement a process by which parents/guardians concerned about the impacts of testing on student learning can voluntarily opt their children out of standardized testing.

That's why the Grassroots Education Movement created a petition to The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Will you sign this petition? Click here:


Rosalie Friend
Save Our Schools Information Coordinator for New York City

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