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Yorktown Parents Have Meetings About Opting Out Of State Tests

Yorktown parents met recently to discuss having children opt out of state testing.
Yorktown parents met recently to discuss having children opt out of state testing. Photo Credit: Flickr user timlewisnm

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- A group of concerned Yorktown parents had an informal forum at a local eatery recently to encourage parents to become informed about the problems inherent with Common Core State Standards, the state testing and to raise awareness about the "refuse" movement currently underway throughout New York.

Speakers at the meeting were noted parent-advocates Lisa Platt-Rudley, founding member of NYSAPE , and Nate Morgan, elementary school teacher and president of the Hastings Teacher Association.

The message was clear: Refuse the state tests as part of a statewide effort by parents to render the results invalid.

Also speaking was a fifth-grader from a neighboring district, who shared his experiences as a student.

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