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Press Releases relating to the hearings:

>New! Declining Graduation Rates Clearly Linked to High-Stakes Tests
The dismal graduation data recently released by the New York State Education Department shows that only 64% of students entering 9th grade in 2001 graduated four years later, putting New York State near the bottom in state rankings of graduation rates.

"No Child Left Behind: ...After Two Years: A Track Record Of Failure"
Monty Neill, Ed.D.

Talking Points: For October 15th Hearings
If you plan to testify in person or submit testimony in support of the Consortium schools and multiple assessments, here are critical facts to know.

October 8, 2003
Jennifer McDonnell
ALL Regents "Deeply Flawed"
-- Simply Lowering Passing Grade "Immoral"--

September 22, 2003
Dr. Charles Fowler
Superintendent, Hewlett-Woodmere School District

September 22, 2003
Jennifer McDonnell
MEDIA ADVISORY: "Statewide Education Advocates and National Testing Expert Urge Time Out from Testing"

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

Music Video: "Not on the Test"
Produced by: Public School Test Records and Grammy Award-winner Tom Chapin

produced by Naava Katz Design