Opt Your Child Out

 

(Spoken)

Once upon a time, there was a lot more than standardized testing

Now children fill in bubbles; it’s time for a change

 

We used to test once in a while

For diagnostic reasons, but they didn’t dictate a style… to teach your child

Now it’s just test prep all day

Someone has to “fail” so corporate testing profits are made… and paid

 

We’ve got to move on from what we’ve got

It doesn’t make a difference if Pearson’s stock is hot

Public school students deserve a fair shot

To learn… data points they are not!

 

Oh, parents assert your clout

Oh, opt your child out

Standardized tests are not what learning’s all about

Oh, opt your child out

 

There’s no rich curriculum now

Reading and math are key parts of a testing cash cow… some how

PARCC assessments control the flock

Our kids are guinea pigs, and parents need to say, “It’s NOT okay… no way!”

 

We’ve got to move on from what we’ve got

It doesn’t make a difference if Pearson’s stock is hot

Public school students deserve a fair shot

To learn… data points they are not!

 

Oh, parents assert your clout

Oh, opt your child out

Standardized tests are not what learning’s all about

Oh, opt your child out

 

Opt your child out...

 

We’ve got to move on from what we’ve got

Our schools aren’t for sale, and they can’t be bought!

 

Oh, parents assert your clout

Oh, opt your child out

Standardized tests are not what learning’s all about

Oh, opt your child out