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Download testimonies given before the New York Senate Standing Committee on Education in the Senate Hearing Room.

September 23, 2003 - NYC

Click on a name to open testimony as PDF:

Richard P. Mills
President of The University of the State of New York and Commissioner of Education

Lower Hudson Council Of School Superintendents
Representing Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Dutchess.

Brian D’Agostino, Ph. D
Mathematics Teacher, United Federation of Teachers Chapter Leader
Humanities Preparatory Academy

Vincent Brevetti
Humanities Preparatory Academy

Ann Cook
New York Performance Standards Consortium

Naomi Cook
Science Teacher
Humanities Preparatory Academy

Dr. Walter M. Haney
Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation and Educational Policy
Lynch School of Education
Boston College

Eliabeth Manne
Duopoly Inc.

Deborah Rapaport
Parent of Scarsdale Public School Graduates
Read Second Testimony on 10/22

Phyllis Tashlik
Director, Center for Inquiry
NY Performance Standards Consortium

Christina Trowbridge
First Year Science Teacher
Humanities Preparatory Academy

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