“It’s all rigged to perpetuate itself and keep the money flowing. If students fail the tests, then teachers are incompetent and public ed is a disaster. If students do well, then the test must be flawed, cheated, or insufficiently rigorous. You can’t win, so don’t play. Opt your kid out, if you have one.”
– Alan E. Beck
How to opt out or refuse testing? Go to United Opt Out National for sample letters by state.