Dorn Speaks Yet Provides No Evidence and Fails to Follow the Law


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The above is the press release with Superintendent of Public Instruction (SPI) Randy Dorn’s statements about assessment opt outs. SPI Dorn says statewide testing is important. It may be important, but for whom? For the students and parents who won’t … Continue reading

STANDARDIZED Lies, Money, & Civil Rights: How Testing is Ruining Public Education


The community is invited to see a special showing of the movie “Standardized” TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH 6:30 P.M. PIERCE COUNTY SOUTH HILL LIBRARY Sponsored by The Facebook groups: Pierce-Thurston County Common Core Concerned Citizens (375+) Washington State Against Common … Continue reading

Mirror Mirror on the Wall… Beware of Apples Dripping with Common Core Poison


A Spokane teacher artistically demonstrates the incestuous web of Common Core supporters in Washington state.

IGNITE! ... Fire is Catching

Mirror mirror on the wall,

Who is the most deceptive of all?

Snow White

Poison Apple 9

A lovely child I see.

Rags cannot hide her innocent face.

Alas, she is more honest than thee.

Lips red full of questions filled with curiosity.

Hair speckled with creativity.

Skin colored with diversity.

The Evil Queen

Alas!  Who is this evil queen?

Who plots to feed our children apples laced with poison?

Is college and career ready truly the reason?

The Hunter

At first she summoned a kind hearted man,

Who disagreed with the queen’s devious plan.

The hunter loved Snow White, an admiring fan,

He spared her life, cut out a deer’s heart, into the forest she ran.

The Apple

One apple will no longer suffice,

it is masses the Empress must now entice.

Children see shiney and red,

innocently eating the venom they’re fed.


One juicy bite lulls parents and educators to sleep…

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Opt out fever catches in eastern Washington!

This has been a big week for the opt out movement in eastern Washington! Both Spokane and the Tri-Cities are experiencing surges in test refusals. Federal law (No Child Left Behind) requires at least 95% participation in state testing (MSP/HSPE, EOCs, and SBAC)  in order for a test sample to be considered valid. In this data-fed system of punishments to schools, teachers, and students, withholding that data by opting out of state testing is the simplest and most effective way to voice your objection and bring that system to a screeching halt.

The Kennewick School District has received 120 documented opt outs, and hundreds more students simply didn’t show up on test day. KSD hopes more students show up to next portion of the exam

Southridge High School in Kennewick is seeing 70% of their students opting out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment! Parents opting students out of state school testing

Opt out fever is catching in Spokane, too, where even teachers are beginning to speak out. Don’t test me

How the state will respond to the opt out movement remains to be seen, but one thing is clear. Parents and teachers want an end to high-stakes testing. Join the movement!

Tri-Cities Wa Citizens Against Common Core on Facebook.

Spokane Wa Against Common Core on Facebook.

Find more information about opting out of state testing here.  You may be asked by your school to turn in a state testing refusal form. Although it’s not required, you can find that form here.

Common Core Revolution

‘The Revolution Band’ from Massachusetts perform “Common Core Revolution”. Original music by The Beatles (duh).

We say we want a Revolution
Well you know, we all hate Common Core
You tell me it’s a school solution
Well you know, it makes a parent go to war

And when you take away democracy,
Don’t you know that you can count me out!

Well we have to tell the Feds, it’s not all right…

Politicians fear no retribution
Well you know, we’re all going to vote them out
‘Race to The Top’ is no contribution,
Well you know, control and money’s what is what its about

If you want math and tests we really hate,
No art and music makes us really irate

Well we have to tell the Feds, it’s not all right…

You’d have to change the Constitution
Well you know, you just spit on it instead
Teachers have no say in education
Well you know, schools should be state led

But if you go carrying pictures of Bill gates
The 99% better change our fate

Well we have to tell the Feds, it’s not all right…

Open Senate Hearing/Panel on the Common Core

Washington state Senators Pam Roach (R) and Maralyn Chase (D) are sponsored a hearing on Common Core on Thursday, April 2nd at 4:00 p.m. in Olympia. This hearing was well attended.  Panel members presented information about the standards and assessments and parents and community members testified.  Here is a video of the panel presentations.