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Illinois: Parent Protest at 9:30 AM Wednesday to Support Opt Out Bill

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MEDIA ALERT: Wednesday, April 6, 9:30 AM Parents from 12 schools in  the Illinois Senator Cullerton’s  district to Gather at Senator Office to demand that he remove the brick he’s placed on the state testing opt-out bill, HB306, and allow the bill -- which would clarify parents’ right to opt their children out of state standardized testing without fear of legal or academic repercussions -- to be called for a vote. “Parents deserve a voice in this matter,” HB306 passed the IL House last spring, but has yet to even be assigned to committee.  Last year more than 40,000 Illinois students did not participate in PARCC testing. “It is disappointing that Senator Cullerton is unilaterally blocking this bill.No schools, districts or states have ever lost federal funds due to students opting out of state testing. 

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