Here is my letter to my local school board. Parents, feel free to copy it for your own children.
I do not want my child,____________, to take the ELA and Math state tests this spring. I have not come to this decision lightly. In fact, I have conducted a great deal of research and have come to the conclusion that high stakes testing does nothing to benefit our public schools; but it has everything to do with lining the pockets of private corporations who are, unfortunately, driving our current educational policy.
The tests do not benefit my child. Continue reading