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State Test Refusals are Exploding as Parents Discover Legislature Brings No Relief

Despite the ineffective attempt by the State Legislature and the Governor to defuse parent anger by falsely claiming that the budget bill will cause a “pause” in the implementation of the Common Core, growing numbers of parents throughout the State will have their children refuse the NY State exams, which begin on April 1st.  Thousands have already submitted letters to the

School Policies Regarding Test Refusals in Some NYS Districts Equate to Corporal Punishment for Students

The leaders of the NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), a coalition of more than 45 parent and educator groups from throughout the state, expressed that a significant number of parents in NYS may file formal “bullying and harassment” reports against a small number of school districts that may enforce policies which force innocent children to sit in silence for long

School Policies Regarding Test Refusals in Some NYS Districts Equate to Corporal Punishment for Students

The leaders of the NYS Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE), a coalition of more than 45 parent and educator groups from throughout the state, expressed that a significant number of parents in NYS may file formal “bullying and harassment” reports against a small number of school districts that may enforce policies which force innocent children to sit in silence for long

NYSAPE Calls for End to Verbal Refusal Policies

NYSAPE encourages school districts to handle student test refusals in a developmentally appropriate and humane manner that safeguards student dignity while respecting parental rights. To that end, NYSAPE applauds the recent efforts of many districts to revise their “sit and stare” policies. However, parents continue to express concern that some districts will require students to verbally refuse the tests

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