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DEMAND the RELEASE of the NYS Standardized Tests to the PUBLIC!

DEMAND Education Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch RESIGN and
DEMAND the RELEASE of the NYS Standardized Tests to the PUBLIC!




Please call:
Governor Andrew Cuomo (518) 474-8390
Speaker of the House, Sheldon Silver (518) 455-3791
Co-Senate Majority Leaders:
   Senator Dean Skelos (518) 455-3171
   Senator Jeffrey Klein (518) 455-3595
Senate Education Chair, John Flanagan (518) 455-2071
Assembly Education Chair, Catherine Nolan (518) 455-4851
Call your Regent Representative
Call your Senator
Call your Assembly Member

Suggested Call Script:
My name is (    ) and I am calling to demand the resignations of Education Commissioner John King & Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and to make the NYS Standardized Tests public.  Tens of thousands of concerned citizens disagree with the current NYS education reforms. They are not listening to parents or educators on the need to revamp the Common Core standards, lessen the focus on testing, and to stop thrusting one-size-fits-all statewide curriculum on local schools.  And despite repeated issues with its testing vendor, NYSED has failed to take meaningful action, ignoring criticism from all corners of the state.  

*New Yorkers deserve COMPETENT leaders who listen to and engage their constituents
*New Yorkers deserve COMPETENT leaders who
can be responsive to the concerns and dissenting opinions of educated involved New York parents.                                   
*John King & Merryl Tisch have let abusive testing and potential data sharing practices dominate the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards.
*John King & Merry Tisch have refused to make the NYS Standardized Tests Public.
*John King & Merryl Tisch run away from listening to the public. 
*John King calls concerned parents “special interest groups.”    Merryl Tisch dismisses her Board of Regent colleagues.
                               
*John King is not competent to be the NYS Commissioner of Education and Merryl Tisch’s leadership ability as Chancellor has come into serious question.


Email and/or Fax:
Email and/or Fax Governor Andrew Cuomo:  gov.cuomo@chamber.state.ny.us Fax # (518) 474-1513
Copy:
Speaker of the House, Sheldon Silver: Speaker@assembly.state.ny.us  Fax # (518) 455-5459
Co-Senate Majority Leaders

   Senator Dean Skelos:  skelos@nysenate.gov Fax # (518) 426-6950
   Senator Jeffrey Klein:  jdklein@senate.state.ny.us  Fax # (718) 822-2321
Senate Education Chair, John Flanagan:  flanagan@nysenate.gov Fax # (518) 426-6904
Assembly Education Chair, Catherine Nolan:  NolanC@assembly.state.ny.us  Fax # not available
Email your Regent Representative
Email your Senator
Email your Assembly Member
Email us to let us know you sent in your letter at NYS.Allies@gmail.com

Suggested Letter to be personalized:
Dear Governor Cuomo,

I want to express my severe displeasure with Education Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch. They are not listening to parents or educators on the need to revamp the Common Core standards, lessen the focus on testing, to make the tests public, and to cease and desist from thrusting one-size-fits-all statewide curriculum on local schools.  And despite repeated issues with its testing vendor, NYSED has failed to take meaningful action, ignoring criticism from all corners of the state.

I am demanding the resignations of Education Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch. I want the NYS Standardized Tests to be made public. The current policies of the NYSED are threatening our schools and our children’s learning experiences. I cannot support you in November unless __________________.

Sincerely,
NAME
(School District)
(City/Town, NY)
# student(s) in xx grade(s)
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