Know Your Rights 

In February, 2015 the New York City Council unanimously approved Resolution 0577-2015, calling upon the Department of Education (DOE) to amend its Parent's Bill of Rights and Responsibilities to include information about opting out of high-stakes testing. It also called on the DOE to distribute the amended document at the beginning of every school year, to every family, in every grade. To its shame, the DOE has never complied with the 2015 resolution. Fortunately, some of our city’s elected officials have come through where the DOE did not. Below are two recent letters sent by council members to their constituents. Danny Dromm, currently chair of the Council’s Finance Committee, is the former chair of the Education Committee. Brad Lander is the Council’s Deputy Leader for Policy.

Letter from DANIEL DROMM, City Council Member, District 25, Queens

Letter from BRAD LANDER, City Council Member, District 39, Brooklyn