“My goal is that my daughters never take a standardized test,” Cimarusti said. “I see less and less value in it educationally and it being used more and more to beat teachers over the head.” Peggy Robertson, a teacher in Centennial, Colo., who is also an Opt Out board member, said she only expects the movement to grow.
“You can feel the momentum,” she said. “I think we’re headed for a full-on revolt next year.”
This growing sentiment among parents fuels the civil disobedience revolt against narrowing education to the anemic constraints of standardized testing. It might take this kind of revolution from parents to provoke school systems into transformation.