This is the opt-out letter we wrote for our son. I sent it to the principal of my son's middle school asking that he be dismissed from the Smarter Balanced test, explaining our reasoning, and attempting to build common cause in a struggle for a larger purpose for education. While this letter is deeply personal to me and describes a lot of the very specific reasons why my son won't be taking these tests, I encourage you to meditate on your own children's beautiful qualities and then write your own opt-out letter to your school principal.
Month: October 2021
We Love You George Floyd. We Got You This October 14th #TeachTruth National Day of Action for Your Birthday.
As a kickoff to the 2021-2022 "Black Lives Matter at School Year of Purpose," we call on you to join a National Day of Action to #TeachTruth about structural racism and oppression on Thursday, October 14, 2021--George Floyd's birthday.
Young People Take Center Court in ‘The Kaepernick Effect’
Dave Zirin’s extraordinary new book is devoted to telling how student athletes across the country joined a historic social movement for Black lives.
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