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To: ALL PARENTS & ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING PARENTS!

Time Out From Testing (TOFT) is urging parents to oppose the Chancellor’s reorganization by expressing your opinion on the surveys currently being sent home by the DOE.

TOFT is asking parents (whether or not they fill out the survey) to write across the front the following:
WE WANT REAL PARENT INVOLVEMENT and AN END TO EXCESSIVE AND HIGH STAKES TESTS!

We all need to come together and work to defeat the Chancellor’s charade of gauging parent satisfaction from a survey. The DOE does not really consider parent opinion to be very important. Test scores, not parent opinion, represent nearly 85 percent of their child’s school report card! Our children’s education has been narrowed down to a test score and we have no say.

We want real learning and meaningful curriculum, not test taking being disguised as “raising standards” and providing “accountability.”

We are talking with other parent groups to set up a time and place to give our real response to the survey. Let us know if your organization will join us.

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.
Please share this Powerpoint!
Developed by a Long Island parent.


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