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Time Out From Testing has archived the following articles in 2009.

12-7-091,000 rally to protest PBC School District academic changesOrlando Sentinel
12-7-09CUNY's got math problem: Report shows many freshmen from city HS fail at basic algebraDaily News
12-7-09North Carolina: No Test Points for Cash New York Times
10-10-09Berliner: Why Rising Test Scores May Not Mean Increased LearningThe Washington Post
10-10-09Assessing Those Who Grade the TestsNew York Times
9-30-09Valerie Strauss: Why So Many People are So Angry At Arne DuncanEducation News
8-12-09City students are passing standardized tests just by guessingDaily News
7-15-09Low test standards are a form of social promotion, say expertsDaily News
5-17-09Number of Students Leaving School Early Continues to Increase, Study SaysNew York Times
5-17-09‘No Child’ Law Is Not Closing a Racial Gap New York Times
4-21-09Heads want to stop Sats at age seven The Independent
4-21-09Chanting teachers welcome vote to boycott primary tests The Independent
4-21-09Mayor Bloomberg’s Crib Sheet New York Times
4-21-09Rev. Al Sharpton's $500G link to education reformNY Daily News
3-17-09Stimulus to Help Retool Education, Duncan SaysWashington Post
3-17-09Survey of Teachers Shows Dissatisfaction With KleinNew York Times
3-17-09Taking Sides on New York’s School ChancellorNew York Times
3-17-09School control author says law needs revision Queens Chronicle
1-22-09Study Sees an Obama Effect as Lifting Black Test-Takers New York Times

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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Did you know that charter schools in New York City enroll fewer students who qualify for free lunch and fewer homeless students?

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