"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Monday, February 02, 2015

No Excuses New Jersey, It's Time to Pass Opt Out Legislation

Save Our Schools New Jersey has made it so easy to contact your state reps to pass legislation that would protect students and give parents the right to opt their children out of high stakes testing.

No excuses. If parents, teachers and students don't click on the link below, then they deserve what they get. How much easier can it be, and it's another snow day.

No excuses!!

Support A4165: Protect Right to Refuse High-Stakes Standardized Tests

Please enter your zip code below to ask your New Jersey Assembly Members to support A4165. 
This bipartisan legislation guarantees all families the right to refuse high-stakes standardized tests, without retribution.
You may personalize the subject line and edit the email to your Assembly Members. Sharing your family's experiences with high-stakes standardized testing is particularly helpful in informing legislators about this issue. 
Please also call your two Assembly Members and ask them to support A4165. You may leave a message on their voicemail.  You can find their contact information by looking up your home town at this link
It only takes a minute to call and send an email and has a significant impact on your Assembly Members' willingness to support this legislation. 
We anticipate that A4165 will be heard in the Assembly Education Committee very soon. 
Please check our Facebook page for daily updates and our website for our position statement on high-stakes standardized testing.  Our website also contains additional information about the PARCC high-stakes standardized tests; answers to frequently-asked questions about refusing high-stakes standardized testing; and useful forms for parents who wish to refuse such tests for their children.     
Thank you for all you do to support high-quality public education for all of our children!

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