It must be opt out season. How do I know? Child abuse is rampant.
It is abuse when you threaten a child with false consequences to make them and their parents submit to a meaningless standardized test. Using fear to elicit behavior is abuse.
However, for some reason adults in schools seem to have no problem using children by instilling fear about “not going to the next grade,” “causing our school to lose money,” “being placed in the low group,” “causing teachers to lose their jobs.” These and many more lies are regularly hurled at KIDS to keep the testing machine in place. A machine that only rewards testing companies, politicians, and school personnel that have sold their souls.
Parents. They’re your children. They do not belong to the school or state. It is your responsibility to keep them safe and it is your right to opt out!