New Yorkers Opt In

By Jean Holybrice, Public school parent, Fort Greene, New York

If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. That’s a rule many live by, but it rings especially true in our schools.

That’s why this week, my family is joining hundreds of thousands of others across New York State in saying yes to the test. My son, along with so many of his peers, are opting-in and taking the English Language Arts state assessments this week because I know how critical these exams are for measuring gains and gaps in our schools.

Read the full oped on Medium.

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