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View photographs from the hearing concerning abolishing social promotion Newsday
Bloomberg Says His Mind Was Set From Day 1 on Ending Social Promotion in SchoolsNYTimes
On Education: A Civics Lesson on Checks, Balances and Rubber StampsNYTimes
News Analysis: Mr. Bloomberg Plays HardballNYTimes
Bloomberg Wins on School Tests After Firing FoesNYTimes
Klein Is Said to Oppose Delay in 3rd-Grade Retention PlanNYTimes
Appeals Process for 3rd Graders ExplainedNYTimes
Parents Flunk Mike's No-Promotion PlanNY Post
Test Policy for 3rd Graders Is Met by More ResistanceNYTimes
Stricter Standards in New York May Hold 15,000 in 3rd Grade NYTimes
Stanford Report Questions Accuracy of TestsEducation Week
Grading the Mayor on SchoolsNYTimes
On Education: Principal Sees Mistake in Plan to Hold Back 3rd GradersNYTimes
Mike's promotion policy fails kidsDaily News

Red Alert!
Let's Opt Out of the April 2014 NYS Tests

Parents can refuse to allow their child to take the State high stakes tests. Hand in this letter to your principal [other formats: .pdf .odt .doc]. En Español: [otros formatos: .pdf .odt .doc] Send your child to school and ask that an alternative activity be planned for him/her during the 6 days of testing.

Information for Parents who want to Opt Out:

Feel free to duplicate these flyers and give them to other parents!

We also have a magazine explaining Common Core, High Stakes Testing, and InBloom to parents. Varios artículos de esta revista fueron traducidos a Español.

Opt Out New York
New material to support the April Boycott.
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Developed by a Long Island parent.

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