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National Opt Out & Refuse the Test Campaign

Filed in Take Action Now by on December 9, 2013
National Opt Out & Refuse the Test Campaign

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NATIONAL OPT OUT & REFUSE THE TEST CAMPAIGN

The goal of the “National Opt Out & Refuse the Test Campaign” is to provide the awareness, resources, and support needed in order to have every single child in the United States of America opted out of the federally mandated high stakes testing and assessments that go along with the Common Core State Standards and the Race to the Top assessment program.  When individual states signed up for the Race to the Top assessment program to receive funding from our federal government, they agreed to align their curricula with the Common Core State Standards, before the standards were even written.  The federal government has unconstitutionally violated our 10th Amendment by exercising power over education.

Education should be controlled locally and within the States.  Until we are able to get rid of Common Core through legislation at the state level, we need to make sure that no more children will be abused by the high stakes testing and assessments that go along with Common Core.  The sooner we have all children opted out of these high stakes tests and assessments, the sooner teachers will no longer have to “teach to the test.” 

Please help make this grassroots campaign go viral by sharing the website’s campaign launch page on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Pinterest, as well as by changing your profile pictures to match the one above.  Please do all that you can during this campaign for the sake of every child, every teacher, and for the future of this great country as we know it…

God bless America!

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPTING OUT & REFUSING THE TESTS

1.  Join our community on Facebook and find support before, during, and after the process of Opting Out/ Refusing the Tests:

2.  Please click here to find the “Common Core State Standards Parent Opt Out form” from Truth in American Education.  Please fill out this form, keep the original for your own personal records, and make enough copies of your completed form for all of the following recipients:

a.  The superintendent of your child’s school district

b.  The principal of your child’s school

c.  Each of your child’s teachers

3.  On top of completing the form above, please also click on your State’s Opt Out Guide that is located on the left side of this page.

In your State’s Opt Out Guide, you will find further instructions that are necessary and specific to your own state.  Please refer to these instructions, as well as the instructions stated on the “Common Core State Standards Parent Opt Out form” from Truth in American Education.  Please make sure that you opt your child out of the high stakes testing and assessments that go along with Common Core as soon as possible so we can begin allowing teachers to get back to teaching the traditional way instead of having to “teach to the test.”

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SAY NO TO COMMON CORE TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS

NewYorkPrincipals.org:  Letter to Parents About Testing

ParentVoicesNY.org:  10 Facts You Might Not Have Known

TheBlaze.com:  Beth Dimino on Child Abuse

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RACE TO THE TOP ASSESSMENT PROGRAM

Race to the Top Assessment Report – May 2013

Race to the Top Assessment Awards – PARCC & Smarter Balanced

PARCC – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

U.S. DOE Report Shows Smarter Balanced Lagging Behind

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#SayNoToCommonCore

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PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE NATIONAL OPT OUT & REFUSE THE TEST CAMPAIGN

If you would like to join Common Core Critics as a Proud Supporter of this campaign, please contact us!

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