Joey Furlong is a 4th grader in the Bethlehem School District. He has life-threatening epilepsy and his seizures can only be stopped with medication so his parents are considering brain surgery. In order to get to that point though, Joey needs to go through a series of tests which is what he is doing right now at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center on Long Island.This is outrageous and these are the people who want to set the standards for education? We don't need Common Core in education we need a little more common sense!
Thursday morning a woman walked into his room with a piece of paper that had his name on it and told my husband that she was a teacher from the New York City School District and that she was there to administer the 4th grade New York State test to my son,” Furlong tells CBS6. The family was shocked.
This has to stop. Parents and educators you don't have to be held hostage to high-stakes tests in the classroom or a hospital room. It's time to protest the nonsense!