Sunday, April 14, 2013

Oppose High-Stakes Tests for Your Kids? Seek Religious Exemption

Parents: looking to opt out of the state tests?
Use a religious exemption.

Seattleducation2010 blog reported in "Part 5: High Stakes Testing and Opting Out: The Push Back" that United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries contributing to writing the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing.

Valerie Strauss, reporting last year in the Washington Post, cited Presbyterians among religious denominations signing onto the national resolution on high-stakes tests.
High-stakes testing protests spreading
*The national resolution has been endorsed by a variety of major national organizations have also endorsed the resolution. This includes education groups such as the National Education Association and National Association for Bilingual Education; civil rights organizations such as the NAACP-Legal Defense and Educational Fund and its Asian American counterpart, AALDEF; National Opportunity to Learn Campaign; religious denominations including Presbyterians; and more. The National PTA sent to its members a letter saying the resolution is congruent with PTA policy and urging locals to sign it.