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“What is your opinion about opting out of the New York State tests?”

Donna Gates

Donna Gates 

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Donna Gates 
Sleepy Hollow
“There are other ways of dealing with this rather than avoidance.  Let the kids be kids and take the test, and let the adults handle the issues.”

 

 

 

 

Hernan Lopez

Hernan Lopez

 

 

Hernan Lopez, 48
Tarrytown
“I would prefer that kids were taught and tested on what they learn, not just taught the test.  Otherwise they might as well go to Pearson and not to school at all.”

 

 

 

Ken Kissel

Ken Kissel

 

 

 

Ken Kissel, 52
Works in Irvington
“I have a fourth grader and I didn’t opt him out, but I was on the fence. The added stress doesn’t help them, and it’s not an accurate test measure.”

 

 

Julia Reimer

Julia Reimer

 

 

Julia Reimer, 45
Tarrytown
“I wish there was a better way to evaluate our children and teachers so we wouldn’t have to think about this question.”

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