• Petitioning Governor Cuomo, NY State Legislature and NY State Dept. of Education

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Governor Cuomo, NY State Legislature and NY State Dept. of Education
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Commissioner King ---NY State Dept. of Education
New York Governor
President of the United States
New York State Senate
New York State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

Governor Cuomo, NY State Legislature and NY State Dept. of Education: Stop standardized testing

    1. Bridget Quigley
    2. Petition by

      Bridget Quigley

      Spencerport, NY

Standardized tests are producing anxiety and depression in children as young as eight years old. They kill curiosity, creativity and love of learning. Higher level thinking skills are replaced with skill, drill and kill. Standardized tests isolate children from learning how to interact effectively with others and how to develop community-based problem solving skills they will need as adults. Millions of dollars is spent on these unfair, biased tests. This money could be better spent on helping kids learn. These tests are not accurate measures of a child's abilities. These tests do more harm than good and take away countless months of learning. If we don't advocate for children, who will?

 (1) After you sign this New York resolution, please also sign the "National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing" that can be found by clicking on the following link: http://timeoutfromtesting.org/nationalresolution/

(2) Encourage your board of education to sign this New York resolution and the National Resolution.

(3) More information on the battle to reduce standardized testing can also can be found in this Washington Post story:

ALSO, PLEASE NOTE: While this petition is legitimate and will only be used in the effort to reduce standardized testing, carefully determine who is sponsoring any other petitions that pop up immediately after you sign this one or any other on-line petitions that are recommended to you. In the past, Michelle Rhee, the anti-public education activist, has posted innocent-sounding petitions, for example, anti-bullying petitions, that pop up. By signing those without realizing who is sponsoring them, people have had their names and contact information used by her organization. If you do not know the organization behind the petition, DO NOT SIGN it."

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    1. Reached 500 signatures

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    • O.D. Gev NYC, NY
      • 5 months ago

      Some people arn't good at testing

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    • Michele Sullivan`` RONKONKOMA, NY
      • 11 months ago

      I want my children to enjoy the thrill of learning and not be discouraged by drill and kill in test preparation.

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    • Scott Lenhart MILLBROOK, NY
      • 11 months ago

      Testing children until they cry is more than educational malpractice; it's child abuse.

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    • Deirdre Dugan WYNANTSKILL, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      When my children were in elementary through high school, they spent too much time learning how to take a specific test and not enough time learning the subject they were supposed to be taught.

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    • Joseph Mangio TONAWANDA, NY
      • about 1 year ago

      I teach students with severe developmental disabilities and expecting them to be assessed/tested in comparison with non developmentally disabled students within the common core is discriminatory. The testing procedure is also vastly stressful to he normal population as well. Similarly it causes the teachers to teach to the test and teach the scope nd breath of subject matter tht will mae youngsters true students of not just of a common core standardized test, but of the real world.

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