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Sing “Opting Out” to Auld Lang Syne: Happy New Year/Election Year 2016!


Let's make 2016 the year of Opting Out. The year 2015 saw a record number of parents opting their children out of high stakes tests that are used to evaluate teachers, close schools, and make students feel stupid. Tests that are designed to make two-thirds of students fail while making millionaires and billionaires rich are not in the best interest of kids, teachers, or education.

Join with Bald Piano Guy as he sings the Opting Out song to the tune of Auld Lang Syne. Substitute 'Oregon' for 'Albany' in the first line and the rest falls into place. Sing loudly and proudly as we endeavor to save our children, teachers, and public schools from insideous testing!

Testing in 2015:

A conflicted Governor signs Opt Out bill into law. Parents Across America Oregon encourages parents to opt out of test that offer no value to instruction despite her disparaging remarks.

Kate Brown signs bill making it easier for parents to opt students out of state tests -- but says they shouldn't

Opt Out of High Stakes Testing in Oregon

Opt Out Oregon

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