Billboard Campaign to Opt Out of Testing

I’ve noticed people talking in the Comments about opting out of testing. Take a look at this campaign by the Coalition for Better Education, which urges parents to opt their children out of state testing. (You can contribute a few dollars to the campaign at: Coalition for Better Education, 2424 22nd Avenue, Greeley, CO 80631.) Although this campaign is in Colorado, there’s nothing to stop you from starting a similar campaign in your own state. And, at the very least, you can always keep your own child home on the days that statewide tests are given.

If you’re a teacher, you can follow the lead of Seattle middle school teacher, Carl Chew, who refused last year to administer the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL).

2 Comments on “Billboard Campaign to Opt Out of Testing”

  1. Sara Bennett says:

    Thanks to Fedup Dad and Teacher who posted this comment on a different post:

    CO:www.thecbe.org
    MA:www.parentscare.org
    MD:www.geocities.com/stophsa
    NC:www.geocities,com/nccds/index.html
    OH:www.stophighstakestests.org
    NY:www.timeoutfromtesting.org

    October 14th, 2009 at 7:40 am
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  2. Kerry Dickinson says:

    And in California: http://www.calcare.org/

    October 14th, 2009 at 7:54 pm
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