As you have probably heard by now, Karen Magee yesterday took a public position in support of encouraging parents to opt their children out of the Common Core state tests.
This is a major policy change for NYSUT which has potentially significant implications for members who wish to support this position. It is possible that NYSUT will issue further guidance for local leaders and members regarding the implementation of this policy. Until such time as such further guidance may be forthcoming, however, I want to remind you that NYSUT has already promulgated guidance on what members need to be aware of when speaking or writing publicly about the opt-out issue. A copy of that Fact Sheet is attached and should be reviewed.
Of course, do not hesitate to consult with your LRS if you or your members have questions about this.
Opt-Out Facts Sheet