The United Opt-Out site was “maliciously hacked and destroyed in an act of political sabotage.” The main national source of state-by-state files of information and letters that can be used to help our children legally opt-out/refuse high pressure, high stakes testing based on CCSS has been destroyed – for now.
Why attack a parent-teacher grassroots site such as United Opt-Out?
How much money is involved for investors in the highly lucrative fields of testing, online programming, training, publishing, vendor contracts, etc.? The latest estimates from a Bill Moyers interview with Diane Ravitch is about $500 billion annually. View/read HERE. Parents could stop the money flow to multinational investors and assorted billionaires while calling a stop to the insane high pressure inflicted on their children by these educationally useless tests by opting-out/refusing.
Please keep going to the site to check when it is up and running again.
For now, Google or search Facebook for local city, county or state opt-out/ refuse testing sites and information.
Do not give up. Refuse to allow yourself of your children to be willing victims.
Refuse. Opt-Out. Protect your child. Stop this corporate/political form of child abuse.
Don’t wait for your child to be thrust into a crisis situation.
Go to United Opt-Out for letters to legally refuse high pressure, high stakes testing for your children.
If years of scripted test preparation have produced a 70% test failure rate in state after state, how dare the corporate education reform billionaire investors and their lapdog legislators label schools, parents, teachers and students as FAILURES.
Show your outrage, wherever you live, by refusing to allow your child to be high stakes tested in 2014-2015.
PS: Peggy Robertson, keep working – for all of us. We need you.