It is time for revolution. It is time for non-negotiable demands. It is time to reclaim our public schools and demand all for all children. Join us in Philly as we dialogue with an incredible group of revolutionary leaders who
Bill Ayers will be a keynote at the UOO conference this February in Philly. We asked him, What does the education revolution look like?
The following post was written by Tim Slekar, one of the founders of United Opt Out National. Howard Zinn talked about the writing of history and the intentional omission of certain facts and the strategic use of other facts in
We are honored to have Denisha Jones as one of our eight UOO administrators! Denisha Jones is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at Howard University. She is a former early childhood teacher and preschool director. She received
In August 2015 the National Association of State Boards of Educators (NASBE) created a handy dandy chart entitled “Opt Out Guidance” for all fifty states. How wonderful of them. Their chart was highlighted in a recent Washington Post article and seems
Picture from Tri City Herald A CALL TO ACTION Copy and paste to the Pasco school board (firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com). Pasco Teachers need: Curriculum: Pasco Teachers need current, robust curriculum. Teachers need resources to do their job.
United Opt Out will be holding our conference in Philly in February. Join us. And thank you to the Philly parents who created this excellent video to share their reasons for opting out of the tests. #uoo16philly
(Letter from Jitu Brown: http://www.reclaimourschools.org/updates/chicago-organizers-lead-hunger-strike-save-dyett-high-school) United Opt Out stands in solidarity with Dyett parents in Chicago. In the words of Jitu Brown, ““We’ve been pushed to the point of putting our bodies on the line to say enough is enough.”
(Photo from: http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/08/15/new-orleans-washing-machine-style-education-reform) The recent article “What Happened to All Schools in New Orleans?”written by R.L. Hill presents a false and incomplete picture of the K-12 schools in New Orleans, La. To quote: “And despite nationwide concerns over what seems
To: Lamar Alexander (TN), Michael B. Enzi (WY), Richard Burr (NC), Johnny Isakson (GA), Rand Paul (KY), Susan Collins (ME), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Mark Kirk (IL), Tim Scott (SC), Orrin Hatch (UT), Pat Roberts (KS), Bill Cassidy, (LA), Patty Murray
“The revolt against any kind of oppression and injustice (requires the) rejection of any palliatives or halfway measures” (Chris Hedges, Wages of Rebellion, 2015) The revising, reauthorizing, and writing of ESEA are about POWER, the power to decide policy for
The #OptOutBus is currently traveling the country giving away free books to children! Follow their progress at their Facebook page and donate to their FREE Books for Kids fundraiser here. Join them on Twitter @optoutbus. Susan and Shawn DuFresne write: We are
An Open Letter to Linda and Paul from Ceresta, Denisha and Ruth of United Opt Out “There It Is” And if we don’t fight if we don’t resist if we don’t organize and unify and get the power to control