CNN Not Giving Opt Out A Fair Shake

The actual article on CNN’s website yesterday was actually very good.  It gave both sides, which I would expect from CNN.  But at the top of the article, there was a video by the woman who wrote it.  While she didn’t mention opt-out, she did talk about “helicopter parents” trying to rescue their kids from being failures.  We should all be those types of parents when it comes to this.  If the only reason I opted my son out was for that reason, I wouldn’t have done it.  It’s the psychological effects this test will have.  Not to mention the effects it will have on teachers, schools, communities, as well as the entire country.  This is a dark path education is on if it remains unchecked.  Those are all the reasons parents are doing this.  We tell our children not to play with guns or talk to strangers because we are afraid of severe damage happening to our children.  That’s how we feel about this test.  You can read the article and watch the very biased video at the below link.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/17/living/parents-movement-opt-out-of-testing-feat/index.html?sr=fb041815standardizedtests4aVODtoplink

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Kevin Ohlandt

I am a proud parent of a son with Tourette's Syndrome and several other co-morbidities. I write on this blog to educate other parents so they know a bit more about not only special education, but all the really bad things that are happening with public schools in Delaware and the USA. We are all in this together, and if our children aren't able to advocate for themselves it's up to us parents! We need to stop letting companies run our schools, and demand our children get a proper education. Our Departments of Education in our states have become weak with fear from the bullying US DOE, and we need to take back our schools!

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