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Fri Jun 8, 2012, 09:18 AM

Brandishing pineapples, parents and students target Pearson

Weeks of awareness-raising by groups alarmed by an extra round of state tests this year culminated in a mass protest against the test-maker’s Midtown headquarters today.

The parents and children who attended the rally came from some of the 61 elementary and middle schools where anti-testing activists said families were boycotting “field tests” from Pearson, which began on Tuesday.

Over 400 parents and children protested Pearson’s field tests, which are intended to help design future tests.The company has a $32 million state contract to produce tests.

Parents at the protest, many who were from the Upper West Side, Brownstone Brooklyn, and Lower Manhattan, said that there were fed up with the number of tests that their children have to take. Parent organizations such as Change the Stakes, Time Out From Testing, and Parent Voices New York helped build support against the field tests.

more . . . http://gothamschools.org/2012/06/07/brandishing-pineapples-parents-and-students-target-pearson/#more-84919

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