The fact that the NYS PTA will only ‘acknowledge’ that test refusals have increased, without taking any stand, is extremely concerning. Does that mean they were contemplating if parent concerns are fake before they acknowledged that this is actually happening? Does that mean that they still do NOT acknowledge the education crisis that our state and country face? For the past week, every media outlet in NYS has been covering the mass test refusal that has taken place. This revolution has been broadcast by media across the nation. Every state in the country has a significant opt-out movement. The state of NY has just experienced the largest education revolution in the history of the nation, and the best the NYS PTA can do is ‘acknowledge’ that it happened?
Well, thank you, NYS PTA, for acknowledging that it happened, but we are well aware that it happened, and we did not need you to produce a public statement to acknowledge that it happened. That just adds fuel to the testing fire.
I will continue to support my local PTA, and I will continue to boycott membership to the NYS PTA. They do not deserve my membership dollars at this point.