Parent Action Committee (PAC)

The BNS/BCS Parent Action Committee (PAC) is a group of parents within our 610 Henry St community who are working together to preserve, support, and promote high quality child-centered public education for all students.


Testing Talk with Anna Allanbrook, BNS Principal, and Diane Castelucci, BNS Assistant Principal 

Parents are invited to this open forum to discuss the state tests and their impact on children and schools.  We’ll look at changes in the tests over the last few years, how the city and state uses the test to punish schools and communities, and what we can do to push back.

Friday, March 8


Brooklyn New School / Brooklyn Collaborative

Health Studio, room 124

610 Henry Street

Brooklyn NY 11231

Want more information on high stakes testing?
Statements from NYC elected officials about test refusal
For additional resources, please also visit:
To “Opt Out” of High Stakes Testing

Please fill out the 2019 BNS Choose to Refuse Letter (en español) and return it to Amy Sumner in backpack mail. Here is a letter you can use for other schools.

Why get involved?

Interested in helping preserve the autonomy of our schools’ curricula? Want to stay informed about public education policy issues? Concerned about the impacts of standardized testing on classrooms, teaching, and children? Curious how education policy impacts social justice? PAC is for you!

Join us at a monthly meeting or reach out by contacting and/or join the PAC YAHOO GROUP (send email to

If you’re interested in being part of the PAC conversation, please JOIN THE PAC YAHOO GROUP by emailing:



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