Below is an open letter written to the Kings Park Board of Education asking them to cancel participation in the NYSED Field Tests.
Dear members of the Kings Park Board of Education,
Next month, some of our children are scheduled to take part in a NYS Field Test. As you know, field tests use our children as unwilling participants for market research so that testing companies can create their products. Many in our community are opposed to the testing culture that dominates our schools today and testing that enhances the corporate influence in our school. We ask that the district refuse to administer any field tests and join the ranks of other school districts in NYS who have already committed to this action.
These districts include:
- West Irondequoit
- Great Neck
- Bellmore/Merrick CHSD
- Mount Sanai
- North Bellmore
Thank you for your continued work to safeguard our schools from the over-emphasis on standardized testing.
The Kings Park Advocates For Education (KPAE)