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.
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Save The Date: Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action, Feb. 3-7, 2020
The Black Lives Matter at School movement just released its public declaration that it will continue to organize its week of action during the first week of February. From the six-year-old Black girl whose tantrum at a Florida school got her arrested, handcuffed, and taken to the juvenile detention center to have her mugshot taken, …
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