Refusing the Common Core Tests

Don’t forget: Test refusal forum on Saturday 3/21 from 2-4 at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta at 12 Ford Ave. Learn about your rights as parents to refuse Common Core testing.

Oneonta Area For Public Education

Oneonta Area for Public Education, with support from Worcester Community for Education, will be hosting a Refuse The Test Informational Forum on Saturday, March 21 from 2-4 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta at 12 Ford Ave.  This event is free and open to the public.  Families with children are welcome to this casual event.  Hear from a teacher, a principal, and parents on the benefits of test refusal.  Learn about the role testing plays in education and about your rights to refuse testing on your child’s behalf.

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The grades 3-8 NYS Common Core tests in ELA and math will once again reign supreme over the educational environment for students and teachers in public schools across New York State, stealing instructional time through hours and hours of testing and many weeks of unbearable test preparation. The stress, already present for many, will increase and come home through the…

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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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