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Petitioning Chancellor of the Board of Regents Merryl H. Tisch and 16 others

Ensure Fair Testing Opportunities For All New York State Students

On January 27, 2011, over 75,000 students were placed at an unfair disadvantage when they were told that they would not be granted the opportunity to take their State Regents exams. We now teach and learn in a climate where there is an emphasis on testing.  In New York City, not only is a student’s diploma determined by state tests, but these tests are used to evaluate schools and potentially educators.  By postponing these exams until June, we are forcing educators and students to continue to focus on test prep, rather than curricula that focus on college preparation. In addition to the continuation of test prep curricula, the cancellation of the exams jeopardize students’ likelihood of a timely graduation, increases pressure for students to pass multiple exams in June, and stifles students’ visions for higher education.


This petition was delivered to:
  • Chancellor of the Board of Regents
    Merryl H. Tisch
  • New York State House
  • State Senator
    Velmanette Montgomery
  • State Representative
    Nicole Malliotakis
  • State Representative
    Walter Mosley
  • State Senator
    Bill Perkins
  • State Senator
    Martin Dilan
  • New York State Commissioner of Education
    David M. Steiner
  • Betty A. Rosa
  • Christine D. Cea
  • Karen Brooks Hopkins
  • Geraldine D. Chapey
  • Charles R. Bendit
  • Chancellor of New York City Department of Education
    Cathleen P. Black
  • Director of NYSED's Office of Assessment Policy, Development and Administration
    Steven E. Katz
  • Lester Young
  • New York State Senate

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