Parents at schools throughout the state have revealed how their children have been offered bribes and threatened with punishment to try to compel them to take these exams. Nevertheless, 46% of eligible students opted out on Long Island, according to a preliminary figures published by Newsday.
Now this morning, Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa and Commissioner MaryEllen Elia released a statement instructing schools and districts to honor parents' rights to opt out of these exams.
Here it is:
Spread the word, and please share this information with other parents as well as your principals and district superintendents.