New York Officials Tremble as Opt Out Movement Grows

28 Mar

Diane Ravitch's blog

The New York Daily News reports that  the revolt among the state tests is growing among parents. State officials are doing whatever they can to tamp down the parent rebellion against the state’s obsession with testing. No one at the State Education Department ever speaks of the “joy of learning,” as New York City Chancellor Carmen Farina did when her appointment was announced. The state department seems to be filled with statisticians, bean counters, technocrats, and bureaucrats who never read for fun, never enjoyed learning, don’t like learning. They love data. Data fill them with joy.

“…The revolt against the education overlords in Albany was gathering steam Thursday as parent organizers at Public School 368 in Harlem said they will not subject their kids to the annual English Language Arts (ELA) and math exams that begin next week.

Kimberly Casteline, whose 8-year-old son attends the school, said the tests…

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Posted by on March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “New York Officials Tremble as Opt Out Movement Grows

  1. A Plano Parent Opting Out

    March 28, 2014 at 10:23

    The Parent Rebellion is taking off in Texas too since the hero parents, Kyle and Jennifer Massey of Waco, have given it new momentum. Kyle is posting daily updates for Texas parents !

    Good Luck NY and Texas parents……now leading the nation for the Parent Rebellion !

    • Lloyd Lofthouse

      March 28, 2014 at 15:39

      Let’s hope this is the one of many parent rebellions across the land.


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