iRefuse – The Great American Opt Out Rally



***For Immediate Release***

iRefuse – The Great American Opt Out Rally

(NYS Statewide anti-Common Core rally)

Date: Saturday March 29, 2014

Time: 12:00PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Comsewogue High School, 565 Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Station, NY

Contact: Mark Ferreris,, 516-306-6148

iRefuse is hosting the New York State “Great American Opt Out” Rally at Comsewogue High School on Saturday March 29, 2014 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM.

Grassroots leaders, parents, children, and teachers will be arriving from throughout New York State and the country to attend this event, held on the weekend before high-stakes testing begins here in New York.

Join us as we make our voices heard and stand up for children against out-of-control education reform (Common Core) and high stakes testing in New York State.

Hosted by “America’s Superintendent” Dr. Joe Rella and emceed by Mark Ferreris, we will hear from notable guest speakers such as:

Joe Rella, Superintendent of Schools, Comsewogue School District

Al Graf, NYS Assemblyman

Yvonne Gasperino (co-founder of Stop Common Core in New York State),

Mary Calamia (psychotherapist),

Michael Bohr (founder of Badass Parents),

Beth Dimino (teacher and PJSTA President),

Mercedes Schneider, National Blogger (,

David Greene, Teacher/Author/Activist, and

Tim Farley, Principal Ichabod Crane Elementary/Middle School.

For more information: Facebook Opt-Out

Event details: Facebook Events


Mary Calamia, LCSW, CASAC

1239 Route 25A

Suite 6B

Stony Brook, NY 11790

(631) 675-0080


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