Standardized testing is unproductive and harmful. Instead of being benevolent to the student, it uses them as a test subject to promote a contemptuous project (instead of actual learning) in a flagrantly capitalist and arbitrary way to determine district funding. We are abstaining from taking the smarter balanced test in hopes of preventing privatization of the public school system and refocusing our education on what really matters: our education.
Here's how to participate:
To formally opt out of taking the test (and to gain protection from any kind of disciplinary action) please fill out this form and turn it into your school's main office
In addition, we strongly encourage contacting our senators and representatives about how you feel about standardized testing!