Monthly Archives: November 2013

NYS Board of Regents–More Accountability Needed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 25, 2013 More information contact: Eric Mihelbergel (716) 553-1123; Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; NYS Allies for Public Education – Parents Demand More Accountability in the Appointment of Members of the Board of … Continue reading

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Let it be known…

Today, the Daily Star published a jeer at the action that some are taking to protest the Common Core by skipping school on November 18th. Some are seeing this action as anti-school, and there has been talk in some of … Continue reading

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Petitioning Our BOEs

To date, approximately 100 school Boards of Education already passed resolutions on high-stakes testing. We are urging our local BOEs to considering passing resolutions of their own. During our November 6th education forum on the SUNY Oneonta campus, Oneonta Area … Continue reading

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Ready to opt out!

So now you know what opting out is. And you also know why you should do it. Take a deep breath and get ready to inform your school. You can use a general opt out letter that has been working … Continue reading

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Why opt out?

In my previous post, I explained (the shortened, less complicated version) what opting out is. In this post, I will publish an adaptation of my opt-out speech from the Nov. 6 education forum where I tried to articulate why opting … Continue reading

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Raise Your Fist

I’ve never thought of myself as an activist. That was never a role I ever wanted to play, although of course, there were always issues to get behind. That has changed over the course of the last year. I am … Continue reading

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Pulling on my heart-strings

I’m a mother of 4 great kids that range in age from 18 to 3. My 18-year-old, who is now in his first year in college never had to deal with the Common Core changes and the mandates from Race … Continue reading

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