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September 14, 2015


Offensive Survey Coming to a School Near You!


If you have or know a student in 6th, 8th, 10th or 12th grade and they attend public school, there is a very good chance they will be taking part in PAYS — the Pennsylvania Youth Survey — sometime this fall. Have you even heard of this survey? Most parents haven’t, but if you don’t opt your child out, they will take part in the survey because the school will take your non-response as a response giving permission for them to administer the survey to your child!

Additional info: 2015 PAYS information page    2015 Passive Parental Consent Form (you must fill this out and return to your child’s school if you DO NOT want them participating in the PAYS survey) We don’t have a copy of the 2015 survey, but check out the 2013 PAYS survey to see what questions that students were asked back then. Do you want your child to participate in this type intrusive survey?

Click here for more info and action steps.

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