MORE Opt-Out on WNBC Channel 4

April 6, 2016 — 2 Comments
MORE Teachers Lead Opt-Out Photo from WNBC

MORE Teachers Lead Opt-Out
Photo from WNBC

 

Our UFT Presidential Candidate Jia Lee on WNBC 4 “Parents should definitely opt out. Refuse. Boycott these tests because change will not happen with compliance.” Our VP of Elementary Schools candidate Lauren Cohen said ““I want to tell parents that I’m not going to get anything out of the test. Their kids aren’t getting anything out of the test,” and MORE’s Kristen Taylor added that the tests are “fundamentally harming the education system”.
 
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2 responses to MORE Opt-Out on WNBC Channel 4

  1. 

    that’s fine but what is alternative position. No testing at all ? Shorter tests ? more appropriate tests ? alternative assessments ?

    • 

      There is great bipartisan support for the idea that the local school or district should decide.

      NY had it’s own standards for decades and the alternative assessment consortium called Performance Standards (encompassing dozens of schools) has been around since the 90s with improved good graduation rates.

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