Earlier this year, as New York entered the testing season, Jeanette Deutermann posted some advice on the Facebook page of the Long Island Opt-Out group. A mother of two, at the epicenter of the state’s resistance movement, she addressed this question: what do we say to individuals who think it’s important for kids to take the test so that they learn not to back down from a challenge?
The steering committee of New York State Allies for Public Education, upon which Deutermann sits, had to get it right. This was no academic exercise: it went straight . . . Read full article →