Monday, March 27, 2017

N.Y. Teachers Union in Big Push to Remind Parents Their Kids Can Opt Out of Standardized Tests

By Kenneth Lovett

ALBANY — With standardized student testing starting this week, the powerful state teachers union is aggressively reminding parents that kids can opt out.

The New York State United Teachers union has bought space on a dozen billboards across upstate to deliver the message. It’s also buying bus shelter ads and looking for billboards downstate.

NYSUT also has a fact sheet on the opt-out issue for parents.

“We believe it’s important for parents to know their rights, including their right to opt their children out of state tests,” said union spokesman Carl Korn. 

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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report)

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