I urge you to write to your member of the state Assembly and ask them to vote for a Board of Regents who will listen to the will of the people and will have the courage to stand up to and demand accountability from Cuomo. And I urge you to continue to contact your local legislators, put lawn signs out and consider opting your child out of the tests this spring.
Public schools belong to us. We pay for them, and we have the right to a say in what happens in them.
Betsy Bloom is an Associate Professor of Education at Hartwick College and founding member of Oneonta Area for Public Education