CALL TO ACTION
Parents united for ALL children!!!
There is a confluence of significant events happening in Florida and throughout the country now. In the last few weeks alone:
- The documentary “Standardized” continues to be shown nationwide and has been opening the eyes of parents and emboldening teachers to speak truth to power. Testing season is in full gear and parents are on high alert as children are stressed beyond belief, as they are burdened with the adult responsibilities of teachers’ evaluations, school grades and school funding.
- Social networks have exploded with the tragic story of Ethan Rediske. Public debate about the issues faced by his family before, when and since he died – has taken off like wildfire. Other states are now calling for their own Ethan Laws.
- Beyond the injustice and abuse heaped upon severely disabled children, the mandated tests not only detracted from the quality, and possibly even the length of Ethan’s remaining life, the tests continue to decimate the quality of education for all children by virtue of the high stakes attached to testing. The justifiable outrage of parents is growing every day, nearing critical mass.
- We are entering the 2014 legislative session and legislators have come out boldly in support of true reforms to preserve public education. Full transformation may have to wait. We’ll take this… for now.
Parents everywhere are poised to act and we need your help to enlist their support. While we wish that HB 895: The Ethan Rediske Act included broad parental rights to opt out, many experts have said that this is our best chance to open the door and we cannot squander this opportunity to wait for one more year.
On the front lines – We will continue to opt out of testing as an act of civil disobedience and as a moral stand against the destruction of genuine teaching and learning in public schools today.
There are significant Florida legislative actions pending NOW that affect YOUR CHILD.
Ethan Rediske Act – HB 895
Ethan Rediske Act – SB 1446
Education Performance Accountability – SB 1368
Education Performance Accountability – HB 1187
We urge you in the strongest way possible to write your Representatives and Legislators TODAY.
Insist that your legislators stop this insanity against ALL children.
Let them know how the current policies affect YOUR child.
Tell them you want these bills enacted for ALL children’s benefit and protection.
Parents of every political persuasion are standing together for ALL children.
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