While I understand why you may say this

there is much more to the story than that. As a NY mom of three young children, these test concern me. My oldest is in kindergarten this year so I have not had to have a child prepare for one yet. I have however talked with educators and other parents about them.
There are several problems with the new testing standards at this time and I can understand why some parents feel so strongly about them. Please check out the link below for a different look at this problem.
Is boycotting them the answer? Probably not but something sure needs to change.