ALBANY — Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout urged parents on Sunday to refuse to have their kids take the controversial statewide assessment exams slated for this week.
Saying “high-stakes testing is really hurting our kids,” Teachout — who last year mounted an unsuccessful Democratic primary challenge against Gov. Cuomo — told parents in a recorded phone message that they have a “constitutional right” to refuse the tests for their kids without facing sanctions.
She said New Yorkers overwhelmingly oppose the tests, which she claimed are designed to ensure that 70% of kids fail.
The call was sponsored by a coalition calling itself New York State Allies For Public Education.
This is the biggest education-related robocall since Randi Weingarten recorded one for Governor Cuomo's bank lobbyist running mate/charter school shill Kathy Hochul.
Note once again that parents have the "constitutional right" to refuse the test for their kids without facing consequences.
Because the supporters of the Endless Testing regime are trying to get parents to believe otherwise.