Parents in New York Tell You Why You Should Opt Out

I’ve been saying these same things for some time now.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Listen and watch as these parents in New York City tell you why your children should opt out of the state tests.

The high-stakes standardized testing is a massive waste of time. The results come in long after your child has changed teachers.

The teachers learns nothing of value from the tests: just the scores.

The tests have no diagnostic value.

It is a horse race with no point other than to steal instructional time, to rob your child of the joy of learning.

The only way to stop it is to say NO.

Don’t feed the machine.

Remember that your child’s data is being mined even as he or she takes the test.

Say NO.

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