(Hour 3 b,c)20150226_083011   Parents have an obligation to tell government leaders  and education bureaucrats, in a civilized manner, that they refuse to be bamboozled any more,  or accept being controlled by lies, false assumptions and incomplete explanations to inquiries.

Parents must demand to see the evidence that proposes to support legislative decisions about their children’s education.  Parents should reject playing the role of pawns and permitting themselves to be manipulated by a powerfully subsidized testing lobby.  Parents can send such a message to Washington, D.C. and to the State Education Department by opting their children out of the high-stakes testing called “Smarter Balanced.”  This is the way parents can register their dissatisfaction with the ever increasing domination of local schools by state and federal agencies.