Many folks learn better by watching videos than reading articles. Videos are also useful for showing at community educational meetings and presentations. We are therefore providing the links to a few important opt out videos. There are many videos on YouTube with parents, teachers and child development experts explaining the drawbacks of Common Core and high stakes high failure rate Common Core tests such as SBAC and PARCC. Below are a few of the best videos.
New York State Opt Out Videos
New York state students have been subjected to high failure rate Common Core tests for two years longer than other states. Parents in New York are therefore better organized than in any other state in the nation. Below are a couple of opt out videos produced by parents in New York.
REFUSE THE TEST is an excellent four minute video of parents in New York explaining how Common Core and the Common Core test has harmed their kids and why they finally decided to opt their kids out of the Common Core tests. Here is the link to share with your friends and neighbors. Below the link is the actual video:
TEST REFUSAL HITS MAIN STREET
This five minute video explains the process of refusing the test.
Oregon State Opt Out Videos
A group of parents and teachers have started a website called Opt Out Oregon (dot) org. They have several videos on their SBAC website. Below are three of the best.
OPT OUT OF HIGH STAKES TESTS... TEACHERS AND PARENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST SBAC
Parents in Portland Oregon speak out against the SBAC test. Posted on February 19 2015
PORTLAND ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS PRESIDENT SPEAKS OUT AGAINST SBAC
The President of Portland Association of Teachers explains why the SBAC high failure rate is child abuse and how parents are not being told the truth about the drawbacks of SBAC and their rights as parents to protect their children from harm Posted on February 22 2015
OREGON LEGISLATOR LEW FREDERICK SPEAKS OUT AGAINST SBAC
Oregon legislator, Lew Frederick, give testimony in support of 3 House Bills on the drawbacks of High Stakes Testing in Oregon. Lew has submitted three bills to the Oregon state legislature in 2015:
House Bill 2713 asks what is the cost of high stakes testing
House Bill 2714 clarifies parents rights to opt their children out of the SBAC test
House Bill 2715 to protect students from public disclosure of their test scores.
This is the link to his Opt Out Parents Rights bill:
Hopefully, similar bills will be introduced in the Washington state legislature.
This video was posted in February 2015 and is 10 minutes long.
New Jersey Parents Speak Out Against the Harm of Crazy Common Core tests
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