We Are Catching On

NYS Allies for Public Education has published this action alert, “Time to refuse all field tests:

We are calling on parents to contact their district TODAY and request that their school districts RETURN the 2016 grade 3-8 stand-alone field tests to the NYS Education Department (NYSED) and at a minimum, parents should complete and submit this refusal letter on behalf of their children. Here’s the list of schools being field tested this year: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/assessment/fieldtest/2016fteirev2.xls

Over 2,300 schools have been assigned to administer the stand-alone field tests to a quarter of a million students (250,000) starting this Monday, May 23rd and given any day through June 10th. In addition, schools are currently administering Regent field tests which you can also refuse.

Since 2013, a growing number parents have refused the field tests for their children, and many districts have returned the boxes of tests unopened so their students wouldn’t have to sit for the extra stand-alone tests. Just recently, the media reported on New Paltz’s Board of Education rejecting the field tests for its students. – See more at: http://www.nysape.org/field-test-action-alert.html?link_id=11&can_id=1a533d2a5fac08aa2bf754689e715c7c&source=email-action-alert-time-to-refuse-all-nys-field-tests&email_referrer=action-alert-time-to-refuse-all-nys-field-tests&email_subject=action-alert-time-to-refuse-all-nys-field-tests#sthash.VqSHRwPs.dpuf

What are field tests?
Testing companies often pay subjects to get feedback on experimental test questions. The information they get is used to produce and sell future exams. Since 2012, NYSED has allowed the testing company Pearson to use NYS children FREE OF CHARGE to try out test questions for the following April’s statewide exams.

In fact, your taxpayer money covers the cost of administering these tests. Field tests for grades 3-8 will take up to 50 minutes to administer. For your information, field test questions were also embedded in the April grade 3-8 ELA, math and science state assessments. This, of course, increased the length of the ELA, math and science exams. – See more at: http://www.nysape.org/field-test-action-alert.html?link_id=11&can_id=1a533d2a5fac08aa2bf754689e715c7c&source=email-action-alert-time-to-refuse-all-nys-field-tests&email_referrer=action-alert-time-to-refuse-all-nys-field-tests&email_subject=action-alert-time-to-refuse-all-nys-field-tests#sthash.VqSHRwPs.dpuf”

This is another means by which the “hedgehogs” manipulate public funds to insure their private profits.

Our government leaders are enslaving our children to corporate servitude and we are paying them to do so.

We must stand together to remove the influence of the “hedgehogs” from government and return the power of the government to the people.

Join the Movement to Save Our Children!

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