Big News about Test Refusals

Big News!!! Congressman Chris Gibson publicly stated that he opted his own children out of the state tests last year and plans to do the same thing this year.

At our Saturday forum in Oneonta, NY, Congressman Chris Gibson expressed his disgust with regards to the Regents reform agenda. He is on our side in this fight, not only with reversing harmful policies, but also to respecting parental rights and decisions. One very important decision you can make is to join the congressman in refusing high-stakes testing. If a congressman can refuse the tests, so can you!

Find out more about refusing the tests at  There you will find many resources and valuable information, as well as a refusal letter you can download and send to your district.


About Betsy Bloom

Betsy is an Associate Professor of Education at Hartwick College in Oneonta NY. She is also a parent of two, a nine year veteran middle school social studies teacher and the current president of the NYS Foundations of Education Association, an organization dedicated to achieving social justice through public education.
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