Illinois

ILLINOIS ACLU Multi-Family Complaint – URGENT – READ NOW From Illinois State Board of Education:  (please read below – but also know that I received an email that additionally stated that a parent should make arrangements with the principal – and as mentioned here – he still states to speak to the principal.  So, while […]

Indiana

Contact optoutindiana@gmail.com for more information. Indiana Parent Guide to Opting Out of ISTEP Indiana DOE states: There is no opportunity to “opt out” of statewide testing in Indiana. There are no alternate activities planned on days for students who will be opting out. High school students who do not take the statewide tests cannot graduate […]

Texas

ACLU Multi-Family Complaint – URGENT – READ NOW http://www.statesman.com/opinion/hudson-with-incessant-testing-our-students-are-falling-1939604.html http://www.facebook.com/pages/Unexcused-on-STAAR-Test-Day-2012/228802223807737 Information on Texas Exemption (courtesy of Edy Chamness) Texas Opt Out Correspondence (courtesy of Edy Chamness) Opt Out Photo Essay Part 1 (courtesy of Edy Chamness) Opt Out Photo Essay Part 2 (courtesy of Edy Chamness) Education Inc. www.texasobserver.org Texas’ daily nonprofit, non-partisan source of news, investigative reporting and […]

Hawaii

ACLU Multi-Family Complaint – URGENT – READ NOW Contact child’s school – there is a process/guidelines to follow.  Parent/guardian will need to write a letter asking that the child not be administered the state test.  Letter is needed to provide evidence to USDOE   Potential contact: Kent Hinton Student Assessment Section Systems Accountability Office (808) […]

California

CALIFORNIA ACLU Multi-Family Complaint – URGENT – READ NOW CA Ed Code 60615. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a parent’s or guardian’s written request to school officials to excuse his or her child from any or all parts of the assessments administered pursuant to this chapter shall be granted. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/admin.asp   (see top link – […]

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Get Though Guide

The following is a motivational piece written by co-founder and UOO admin Ceresta Smith from Florida. We call it the “Get Tough Guide” because parents will undoubtedly experience some pushback when refusing testing for their child. Get Tough Guide by Ceresta Smith by Writepeg  

Letter From Us

Letter to Our Supporters from Us September 2012 – A Letter to our Supporters Supporter of Public Education: Thank you for your interest in opting out of high-stakes standardized testing and for your bravery in taking this very important step in the defense of public education. You may be a parent, teacher, student, para-educator, higher […]

Endorsements

Endorsements of UOO John Kuhn, Superintendent in Texas writes: I am heartened to see the dawning of a united national effort to oppose the continued perversion of public education that the corporate testing agenda has wrought. It is important for parents to know that school administrators nationwide have no choice but to comply with state […]

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