Parents, teachers, students and community advocates unite to oppose the corporate reform polices of test and punish, common core, public funds into private organizations. Follow this group on Facebook to stay up on local advocacy.
The kids who started it all in Rhode Island. Providence Student Union members saw what was happening to fellow students throughout their community and did something about it. They continue to advocate for the true stakeholders – the students.
Leading national organization providing research based alternatives to high stakes testing.
Parents Across America
A grass roots organization that went nationwide over concerns about high stakes testing. Parents Across America advocates for education policies that work and urges abandoning those that don’t work – like high stakes testing.
National Opt Out
National movement supporting parents, students and teachers who choose to Opt Out of high stakes standardized tests. If students don’t take the test, they can’t use the data. Find out more.
New Jersey, like Rhode Island, is also one of the states administering the PARCC exam in the spring of 2015. Parents in NJ have been organizing in opposition to the use of these tests for high stakes decisions, as well.
The Network for Public Education is an advocacy group whose goal is to fight to protect, preserve and strengthen our public school system, an essential institution in a democratic society.
One of the leading voices standing against the corporate education reform movement is Diane Ravitch. An education historian with years on the inside of national education policy, her blog provides the most updated information about the movement across the country. Please check out her latest book: Reign of Error.