To: The North Carolina State House, The North Carolina State Senate, and Governor Roy Cooper

NC Opting Out of Standardized Testing

To support parents and teachers in public schools, we need to let our State representatives know that the use of high stakes testing is damaging children, teachers, schools, and communitites.

Why is this important?

“We, the undersigned parents/guardians, exercise our 1st and 14th Amendment rights of the federal Constitution to opt our children out of standardized testing that is misused as an inaccurate and inappropriate tool to judge student achievement, school quality, and teacher effectiveness.

We, the undersigned citizens, support parents/guardians in their effort to opt their public school-aged children out of standardized testing that is misused as an inaccurate and inappropriate tool to judge student achievement, school quality, and teacher effectiveness.

Additionally, we collectively agree that our tax paid money should no longer be used to pay for the mass production of these tests, the grading of these tests, and the forensic examination of the legitimacy of the completed tests.”

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Reasons for signing

  • Its hard being tested after working hard a whole year
  • We to need to give the power back to parents to control our children’s education. High stakes testing has no value and negative effects on children’s education. As a parent, I want the opportunity to determine my own children’s educational needs.
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