¡Ver traducción en Español abajo! Aurora Public Schools in Aurora, Colorado, recently posted their Opt Out guidance notice on their website, as required by state law. Each school is required to send home a letter to parents to inform them
Please listen to Rosemarie Jensen, United Opt Out National leader, address the board as she speaks up for her son and for children everywhere. And see the Opt Out Florida Network for more videos from activists standing up and speaking
The following post is written by Morna McDermott and was first shared at Education Alchemy. Reading Between The Lines Is Obama’s Testing Action Plan, like Fruit Loops, part of a nutritious breakfast? Don’t believe the hype. This has been over
Announcing: UNITED OPT OUT Webinar Series What: United Opt Out National is hosting a series of webinars that engage participants in discussions around the key question: WHAT DOES THE EDUCATION REVOLUTION LOOK LIKE? Grounded in our belief that this is
By Morna McDermott (A special thanks to Allison McDowell for provoking me to this research and to an amazing blog by Emily Talmage that had mad amounts of information on this subject) This has been over a decade in the
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.”