Monday, March 16, 2015

Hearing on Opt-Out Bill in NYC CIty Council: Helen Rosenthal and Danny Dromm sponsor parent rights bill

The noose tightens around ed deform.
Dear education advocates,

Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Daniel Dromm have introduced a bill (Res. 577-2015) to amend the DOE Parents' Bill of Rights. The bill would require DOE to distribute the document to all parents at the start of every school year, and it would require DOE to include information about parents' right to opt their children out of standardized tests. You can see the current version of the Parents' Bill of Rights on the DOE website.

The bill will be heard in an Education Committee hearing on Thursday, March 19 at 1pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The hearing is open to the public, and you are welcome to submit testimony about the bill to Jan Atwell at or Ashya Schomburg at If you cannot attend the hearing, you can watch the video here. (It will be streaming live, or you can watch it after the fact.)

Please share this information with your network, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


Stephanie Buhle
Director of Communications 
Office of Council Member Helen Rosenthal
6th District: Upper West Side & Clinton
(212) 788-6975

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