I've written before that public education is today's civil rights movement. Like the civil rights movement of the 60s, we aren't likely to make any progress until we the people refuse our cooperation with those who would impose their ignorance with the force of law.
It's time we become outraged by the outrageous and refuse to be accomplices to the destruction of public education. Capitulation disguised as moderation merely enslaves us to more of the same.
Perhaps it's time parents stood up and said: Not with my child you don't!
Perhaps it's time children stood up and said: Not with my education you don't!
Most people don't know that standardized testing is largely optional, and the government wants to keep it that way.
That's why awareness is so important.
If teachers, parents and students allied together to refuse our cooperation and opt out of standardized testing, we could start to make change.
Spread the word.