“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?