This letter was sent out via nyprincipals.com…
Dear friend of public education,
In early March, the legislature will vote yea or nay on the re-appointment of the 4 incumbent Regents. Often we hear that the legislature does not control education policy and therefore there is little that can be done to influence the course of testing , data collection and the Common Core.
This, the appointment of the Regents, is your representative’s best and most direct opportunity to influence educational policy and to be responsive to the thousands who came out to express their unhappiness at forums across the state.
Please write to your representative and send a simple message: Vote “no” for the re-appoinment of the four incumbents. Follow up with a phone call.
Let them know you will be watching.
Although the vote is scheduled for March 11, it may be moved up. So please email or call ASAP.
I also suggest that you read my latest blog to understand the the devastating effects that Common Core testing will have on our most vulnerable students. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/23/why-test-based-school-reform-isnt-working-by-the-numbers/