Monday, April 22, 2013

DOE Official: State Ed, Tisch and the power players Pearson etc. are on a mission to destroy parent voice

State Ed, Tisch and the power players Pearson etc. are on a mission to destroy parent voice. This whole thing is a sham. Parents are being bullied and coerced into taking these corporate sponsored assessments. They can NOT be forced take this but State Ed is making it extremely difficult giving the appearance that it is illegal.... Someone who works for the DOE
Interesting point from someone who works for the DOE. Here is the edited email (to protect the sender):
What are teachers supposed to do when a parent shows up with a letter stating that they were not allowing their children to be tested?

Would a school honor such parent requests?

A CSA attorney who said were told by the highest level at the DOE that principals should follow the state testing memo but that any principal who encounters a parent who still refuses to have the child tested AFTER being spoken to one on one etc. should contact the BORO TESTING DIRECTOR...

DOE attorneys say this is not a law this is state Ed policy. Parents can opt out and when push comes to shove principals will be told by testing directors to "provide other meaningful instruction"...

This whole thing is a sham. Parents are being bullied and coerced into taking these corporate sponsored assessments. They can NOT be forced take this but State Ed is making it extremely difficult giving the appearance that it is illegal.

State Ed, Tisch and the power players Pearson etc. are on a mission to destroy parent voice.
See Diane Ravitch on the increasingly pathetic John King (and E4E fave):

For Shame, Commissioner John King!

 

and this as principals increasingly are in revolt (where is the UFT?)


New York Principals UPDATE
Protect our Students' Data
On Monday, the members of the NY Board of Regents are meeting to discuss the state's plan to share highly confidential, personally identifiable student data with the corporation called inBloom, Inc., which plans to share it with for-profit vendors without parental notification or consent. On Friday, the State Education Commissioner of Louisiana announced he was pulling his state's data out of inBloom because of the privacy concerns.

Please send a message to the Board of Regents today asking them to follow Louisiana's lead! You can get a sample message and all necessary email addresses through this link.

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