Sunday, December 18, 2011

National Opt Out Day - January 7th

High stakes testing is hurting our students and our system of public education. Ending this damaging practice will take parents, students, teachers, and the community working together. Join in this growing national effort by making a statement on January 7th.
Here is a message from the United Opt Out National:
"United Opt Out National has declared January 7th as National Opt Out Day. On this day we are encouraging Occupy movements everywhere to endorse this action. We are asking parents, students and community members to write letters/postcards to their school districts stating how they will OPT OUT. We have created a postcard that allows for multiple ways to opt out and it can be purchased in bulk to share. Of course, the slam dunk is opting out of the state test as this will shut down corporate education reform. If everyone opts out in mass they will have NO test data to punish students, teachers and communities.