The Bangor Daily News reports that the Maine Education Commissioner says students who opt-out of Smarter Balanced may not graduate.
The Illinois House on Tuesday voted 64 to 47 in favor of a bill that give parents a “formal way” to opt-out their students out of assessments.
The Lee County School Board voted last night 3-2 to opt their students out of state-mandated testing. Lee County is in SW Florida and includes the city of Fort Myers. They are the first school district in Florida to push back against an out-of-control assessment culture in the state that includes means-testing kindergarteners. A local […]
Laurie H. Rogers yesterday wrote a piece entitled “The Myth of the Helpless Parent,” she discussed how schools impress upon students “I can” statements, but that parents need to vocalize “we can” statements in light of schools that sometimes lack accountability and abuse our trust. We need to remember that we, as parents, are not […]