When STAAR testing dates roll around some parents around Texas are keeping their children at home. A Baylor professor has even made an online opt-out letter to help protest standardized testing. Most fear that their child will not advance to the next grade if they do not take the state-mandated test. That may not be the case.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) says that it is illegal for a parent to not allow their child to take the test. Should it? One parent doesn’t think so.