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free screening of the documentary “Standardized”

The New York State grades 3 -8 testing in math and English Language Arts will begin on April 1st. In response to parent concerns regarding this series of standardized testing, the Oneonta Area for Public Education will co-host a film … Continue reading

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NYSUT condemns ‘sit and stare’ policies

This release was sent Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, to statewide print and broadcast media outlets. For more information, contact: NYSUT Media Relations (518) 213-6000, ext. 6313 Email: mediarel@nysutmail.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NYSUT STRONGLY CONDEMNS ‘SIT AND STARE’ POLICIES ALBANY, N.Y. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Common Core Event in Worcester, NY

On Tuesday, December 3, 2013, the Worcester Community for Education, in partnership with Oneonta Area for Public Education will host a panel discussion and speak-out from 6:30-8 pm at the Worcester Central School Auditorium.  Worcester Central School is located at 198 Main … 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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What is opting out?

What is Opting Out? Opting out is refusing to participate in state- or district mandated testing. Opting out is an act of civil disobedience. Opting out is a boycott of excessive standardized testing. Opting out sends an important message to … Continue reading

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