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Monday, April 13, 2015

Zephyr Teachout Robocall Urges Parents To Opt Children Out Of Standardized Tests

From Ken Lovett at the Daily News:

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.


  1. This is great. Every little bit helps. Some teachers are still allowing their own children to take these exams. Why??? I just spoke with a town official where I live on LI and he sent in a letter opting his kid out. He also spoke out at a school board meeting. The only way we are ever going to get anywhere is through a massive opt out.

  2. Think we will ever see the UFT sending out a robo call against testing? Me thinks not.

  3. Where is mulgrew 's robocall to protect his members?