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Presidential Choice; School Choice; Forced Choice.

America’s choice for our next president illustrates a truth about school choice and choice systems in general:

Choice is often little more than talking oneself into going with the perceived better among selections that one does not want at all. 1,019 more words

High-stakes Testing

Pokemon No! (Update)

(Pardon me for the cheesy title).  Nintendo must be very happy as their new game Pokémon Go has caught on like wildfire.  It is hard to get away from it on Facebook as everyone is obsessed with it.  576 more words

Chicago Suburb Formally Requests Permanent Smart Meter Refusal Option from ComEd

The Village of Burr Ridge, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois, has formally requested “that Commonwealth Edison take action to work with the ICC and General Assembly to amend its rules to allow for property owners to permanently opt out of its Smart Meter installation Program.” 547 more words

Smart Grid, Smart Meters, And RF Emissions

Why the Opt Out Movement is Crucial for the Future of Public Education

Many parents and educators are outraged by the over-testing and misuse of testing that has been embedded in federal policy since the enactment of No Child Left Behind in 2002. 1,167 more words

Education Reform

San Marcos Residents Can Switch to Manual Readers

By Mysela Alvarez
News Reporter

San Marcos City Council passed the AMI Opt-Out Policy in April allowing residents to switch their automated readers back to manual readers like ones used in the past. 154 more words


Please vote!

How delighted I was to learn that a draft of my yet-to-be-published memoir, Sari Swinging: An American Mother Opts All the Way Out, has been shortlisted for the… 57 more words

Jaime Franchi: Where Does New York's Parent-Led Opt Out Movement Go from Here?

One of the hotbeds of opt out in New York was centered on Long Island, which consists of Nassau County and Suffolk County. Fully half of the students eligible for state tests did not take the tests. 318 more words