New York Teachers’ Union Condemns “Sit and Stare” Policy for Students

Diane Ravitch's blog

The New York State United Teachers issued a statement condemning any policies that punish children whose parents have told them not to take the spring tests.

Next test for NYSUT: when will they call on parents and students to boycott the tests that will be used to rate and (de)grade teachers, based on junk science?

NYSUT said:

ALBANY, N.Y. Feb. 3, 2014 – New York State United Teachers President Richard C. Iannuzzi today called on school districts to abandon educationally unsound and unconscionable policies that force students whose parents have decided to opt them out of state testing to “sit and stare” instead of providing them with a constructive alternative.

At least 15 school districts on Long Island – and, reportedly, others statewide – have recently adopted or are considering such damaging policies ahead of April’s state standardized testing in English Language Arts and math, Iannuzzi said.

“NYSUT strongly condemns…

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