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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What does the face of a defender of childhood look like!

What does a parent defending children look like? I am seeing their faces everywhere, and they are called Opt Out Parents!

"On January 29, 2015 she [the co-founder of Opt Out Orlando] addressed the Orange County Legislative Delegation. The legislators on this panel serve the Orlando area. Ms. Hamilton, one of the founders of Opt Out Orlando, began as she detailed the circumstances of one student’s current situation. He has a 2.9 GPA, has met all the requirements for graduation, but cannot pass the FCAT. Therefore, he will not graduate. Most of the legislators in the room were unmoved."

Who are these legislators who can't understand that a student who has pass every class for 13 years, should not be held back by a standarized test?
Who are these Ed Reformers who can not understand that no single test defines any student?
Who are these policy makers who mandate polices that denied parents their right to reject a test they feel harms their child?
Let us name them?
They are people who do not care for children, they are people who fear our children and the future, and they are in the pockets of the testing companies.  

When legislators can't see that our children are not test scores, not data, not profits it's time to vote them out. The people elect legislators not Pearson. I recognized evil, and I reject silence and apathy. I am walking to DC for every child, teacher, and school dehumanized, demoralized, and punished by this reign of testing terror. I will bring the stories of Florida's Opt Parents to DC for SOS's Education Malpractice Mock Trail to the BAT Teachers Congress this July 23-26. Silence and apathy are not acceptable when our America's children and teachers are demoralized, and parents are ignored. I stand with Ms. Hamilton and Orlando Opt Out.
One Man Walking In The Name Of Love To DC,


If you are wondering what the Walking Man is listening to today preparing for his walk to DC on the's Ben E. King's Stand By Me > <

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