CONFUSED ABOUT EDUCATION? The National PTA adopted a resolution opposing parents' decision to have their child opt out of state testing.Note that no evidence is provided for any of their claims about the value of these absurd tests.. Surely this has no connection to the fact that the National PTA has received $3.7 million from the Gates Foundation, which has a deep faith in data and testing. $1 million of the total was earmarked specifically to promote Common Core. Gates gave the group another $1 million in October 2015 specifically to support Common Core assessments and the results of those assessments.