New York State Parent Opt Outs Will Make History in 2016

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How are we going to make history when you are not here with me? Let’s make history right now, together.

~INC

At a time when harmful testing practices, inequitable school funding, and profit-driven reforms that seek to dismantle public education and silence the voices of parents, students, educators, and communities,  parents are opting out in droves in order to protect public school children from state sanctioned harm.

Faulty education reforms and common core tests tied to teacher and principal evalution have reached critical mass.  Although opt-outs have made news in several states: Colorado, Florida, Oregon, Maine, Michigan, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, to name a few, no state can compare to New York State, where the opt out movement has been on fire thanks to the hard work and dedication of parents throughout the state.

It t was during the 2015 State of the State address that Gov. Andrew Cuomo first announced that teacher…

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