Opting out of Standardized Testing
H.4330 – Parental Right to Refuse Assessments Act – would give parents the power to excuse their children from the many K-12 standardized tests administered in this state. The bill explicitly states that parents “have the fundamental right to control the education of their children.” Presently, the public education system forces taxpayers to pay for a product that is mediocre and simply unreflective of parents’ wishes for their children.
The bill would allow parents to make education decisions independent of the state’s wishes without penalty. The bill would require local schools to adopt written policies to include alternatives for meeting graduation requirements and grade promotion requirements in lieu of testing.