The women explain that they are not peeved at their schools, or their kids’ teachers. They’re frustrated with the state’s heavy-handed obsession with standardized testing and what that’s doing to their kids and their schools.
“This really needs to be a parent cause because our kids are the victims,” said Pittsford parent Julie Daugherty. “We have a school district that works, a really strong district, but these ridiculous testing policies are going to mess everything up. We need them to stop fixing our schools… they weren’t broken.”
“Our teachers are doing the very best they can, but they can’t do what they used to because of the testing craze,” said Sarah Hurth, who rode from the Rochester area with Daugherty and two other parents, Kathy Serling and Jennifer Tills. “We need to trust our teachers,” Hurth said. “Stop messing with what’s working!”