HB 306: Opt Out Bill in Illinois

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This session the IL General Assembly is considering an opt out bill, HB 306. The bill is intended to clarify parental rights around opting children out of state-mandated standardized testing.  Parents would be able to notify schools in writing that their child was opting out of any state-mandated standardized testing. The child would be provided with an alternative educational activity during test.  There would be no negative consequences for students, families, teachers, administrators, schools or districts.

The Illinois State Board of Education does not recognize a parent’s right to make this decision for the child. Children, even those who are not capable of verbally refusing, are expected to refuse testing in Illinois.

Read more about the bill and why we need it to become law here.

Please make sure your state senator and state representative know that you want them to support this bill. (If they are…

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