I have a very personal request for friends and parents who are concerned about New York State testing and Common Core.
Please do not assume that everyone knows about the problems with the New York State tests, Common Core, etc. and will therefore REFUSE the tests for their own children and in support of the children around New York State. There are strong efforts all across the state from educators, administrators, newspapers, business people, and on the list goes to decrease test REFUSAL numbers in New York State this year. Also many who have been opposing testing are getting tired as this battle for our children’s education drags on.
If you understand the problems associated with the standardized tests, please share that information with other parents.
Also please financially support the fundraiser by Loy Gross and Deb Escobar of United to Counter the Core raising money for a Robocall this Sunday to let parents know about REFUSING the upcoming ELA and Math state tests. A single dollar allows for 25 calls; a $20 donation means the OPT-Out/Test REFUSAL message will reach 500 people.
I donated for the robocall and I hope you will as well.