Kurt Vonnegut, the writer and seer, was famous for seeing right through the fallacy of blind acceptance. Anything presented as progress that wasn’t actual progress was repeatedly exposed by Vonnegut for the destructive stuff it actually was.
State mandated high stakes tests for children are the latest for-profit craze that monetizes and dehumanizes children.
But, hey, that’s progress and we can’t go backwards, can we?
“And a step backward, after making a wrong turn, is a step in the right direction.”
– Kurt Vonnegut
How can you opt out for your child?
Go to United Opt Out for sample letters for each state. The letters work, but it’s up to you to take “a step backward, after making a a wrong turn” to make “a step in the right direction.” Your children will know that that is true progress for children.