Monday, April 15, 2013

NYC Opt Out Press Conf Today, NY State Opt-Out Day, Tuesday, April 16th

We've been supporting the opt-out movement which will over time impact and undermine the ed deform game. See my upcoming videos from the Earth Day event yesterday.


**Media Advisory**

NYC Parents Fed Up With High-Stakes Tests to Announce Boycott
Press Conference Monday

Contact:          Jane Hirschmann,
                        Jen Nessel,

April 12, 2013, New York – New York parents who say they are fed up with high-stakes tests will hold a press conference on Monday to announce they are joining with parents across the state to boycott the increasingly controversial tests that are set to begin the following day. The action is an expansion of the boycotts initiated last year when parents first opted out of the tests and then refused to allow their children to be field-tested by the Pearson Corporation.

WHAT:           Press conference 
WHO:             New York City parents who plan to boycott the tests by opting their children out
WHEN:           Monday, April 15, 12:00pm
WHERE:         Bloomingdale Family Program
                        125 West 109th St. (between Amsterdam and Columbus)
                        2nd floor, take stairs to the left of the entrance
WHY:             Parents have had enough of the high-stakes tests. Their children are forced to spend days taking each year and the excessive time spent in the classroom focusing on test preparation.  Parents from across the city are "choosing to refuse" to have their children take the high stakes standardized tests and joining others throughout the state saying no more! 


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