Why will I be attending the UNITED OPT OUT CONFERENCE: The Movement to End Corporate Education Reform in Philadelphia this Friday, Saturday and Sunday?
These brilliant speakers and several more will explain the how-what-where-when-and-why of the nationwide Opt Out Movement. If you cannot attend in person, go to THIS LINK to stream it live.
Because the corporate education reform movement is all about the corporate profits from mandated high stakes testing, their weakness is obvious. Hedge fund and venture fund managers and their multinational investors, often disguised as philanthropists who wish to dismantle public education for the good of America, want money – lots of money from education tax funding on local, state and national levels. By refusing to allow children to take the tests, money is denied them. Without the vast ill-gotten money, the corporate reform movement will die. Opt Out one child at a time, one family at a time, one school at a time, one district at a time, etc. No private profits, no corporate education reform movement.
Yes, refusing to take tests mandated by corrupt legislators who will do anything to gain funds for their own re-election campaigns requires an act of civil disobedience.
Will people do this for their children? They are already doing it, and their numbers are growing daily.
Corporate education reformers and their paid legislators are doing it for the money.
Parents opt out for their children. Parents refuse to allow their children’s futures diminished, and they refuse to accept a promise of fewer punishing tests. They refuse to allow any lead in the water and any mandated high stakes tests to continue.
Learn more at the UOO Conference LIVE STREAM this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.