Help Stop Regulations that Punish Public Schools for High Opt Out Rates

August 11, 2018

The NY State Education Department has proposed regulations that could punish schools with high opt out rates by mislabeling them as failing, and that could force them to use Title I funds to persuade parents to have their children take the state exams.  These regs would also allow the Commissioner to unilaterally close any school with high opt out rates and/or convert it to a charter school.

Please send a message to NYSED today, urging them to delete these provisions from the regulations by clicking here.  The deadline for comment is August 17.

For more on this issue, see the Class Size Matters/NYSAPE letter we sent to the Commissioner in June and the NYC Opt Out video posted on our blog here.  You can also check out the NYSED website for more on the proposed regulations and the public comment period.

thanks, Leonie

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