By Teachers, For Teachers
Teachers aren't the only ones speaking out against the negative impact of test-driven education. This spring, New York City parents organized a boycott among parents who don't approve of the focus on state tests.
Involved families provided faculty and administrators with notes explaining that their children would sit out the exams. While the movement may be NYC-specific, the impact has reached well beyond the city and state borders. Educators and parents are coming together to make their voices heard in education policy.
Two parents involved in the movement, Jeff Nichols and Anne Stone, shared this letter on the NYC Public School Parents blog. The letter provides a general overview of the testing boycott and the reasons why parents oppose the standardized testing "obsession."
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