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April 14, 2015: Walter Hang, Opt-out perspectives

Even though the Department of Health said New York should not proceed with fracking, Walter Hang of Toxics Targeting says the final SGEIS might have a long-term loophole. He’s calling on Governor Cuomo to require public participation before issuing a final impact study.

Then, we bring you a few different voices on the opt-out movement.

Larry Spring, the Schenectady CSD Superintendent, explains how he is encouraging parents in his district to have their kids take the tests.

Carol Burris, the principal of South Side High School in the Rockville CSD, is a proponent of the opt-out movement and a long time critic of the Common Core Standards. She’ll discuss this year’s opt-out momentum.

We’ll also hear what the State Education Department is doing in response to the growing opt-out movement. Ken Wagner, the p – 12 Education Deputy Commissioner for NYSED, joins Susan Arbetter to explain.

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