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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kathy Hochul Criticizes Parents Who Opt Their Children Out Of State Tests

First we had Merryl Tisch threatening parents over the growing opt out movement, now we have Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul criticizing parents who opt their children out of the state tests:

“I understand the stress, I’m a parent I know what it was like,” Hochul told reporters during a stop in Williamstown. “The truth is, I think if you hold you’re children back from this kind of participation, it could be doing them a disservice. But if they want to make an individual decision going down that path, there are consequences in the future that I’d be concerned about.”


Hochul pointed to potential funding that is tied to taking state-based tests, which teachers unions officials deny.
“If people opt out all across the state that money is in jeopardy, number one,” she said. “Number two, I want to make sure our kids can win in this competition. It won’t be long before the Common Core methodology and standards will part of the SAT entrance exams.”

She added: “I don’t want our kids to be at a disadvantage. We are in a very competitive environment nationally, not just internationally.”

The threats over opt out are coming fast and furious from the political class and their functionaries, as are the lies and misinformation about what will happen if parents opt their children out of the state tests.

That's how you know you've got their attention.

You can go here for the truth about the rights of parents.

That should combat the jive Hochul is spewing.

Aren't you glad Randi Weingarten robocalled for her?


  1. Half truths, lies and misrepresentations of facts. Naked lies , self serving lies.

  2. If you were fortunate enough right now to be standing over George Orwell’s grave in the sweet garden of the churchyard at Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire, you would hear, piercing the roar of his revolving corpse, a plaintive, despairing voice crying out: “Bury me deeper. Now. Please.”

  3. Randi and Kathy are on the same page in regard to Common Core and standardized testing.

  4. So glad that Randi Weingarten made those calls on Hochul's behalf, at the same time she was spinning her head around like Linda Blair to keep from having to say whether or not she'd voted for Andrew Cuomo.

  5. Coming from someone recently employed as a lobbyist for M&T Bank whose CEO Robert Wilmers is a notorious disaster in Buffalo Schools bringing in the worst Superintendent in history. The guy had decimated Dayton OH schools and was paid to leave. Kathy's former boss knew all about it and brought him to Buffalo anyway in hopes of expanding charters and breaking the union. She is a shameless slug.