I am very proud of this father. He has taken a courageous step. I’m not sure how many others have already done this, but it needs to be done. I posted an article last week with all the February board meetings. While this isn’t the only way to opt your child out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment, it certainly makes a large impact.
To hear a parent bravely opt his child out, go to the below link. It begins at the 33:05 time stamp.
If you want to know more about Christina and the Priority Schools, this audio recording goes into a lot more detail about the rationale behind their decisions Tuesday night. Jackie Kook gave an excellent public comment about choosing between two evils. Senator Bryan Townsend gave the longest public comment ever, and it is a must hear!