Hundreds of students across the greater Houston area are opting out of the STAAR this week as the movement continues to grow exponentially across the state of Texas. Read more
Two CVPE members visited the local NPR show Houston Matters last Thursday to discuss opting out in Houston. Read more
Our city floods and from all across Houston we reach out and support people in their time of need. Our schools send buses and provide assistance to families. This is wonderful and we should all be proud of our great city. Read more
There are 34 days until the next round of STAAR testing. We are giving you a new reason every day to opt out as we count down to May 9! Tweet or post on Facebook with #34days34ReasonsToOptOut to share your reasons for joining the movement. Read more
Opting out is only the first step. We must push the HISD board to change their policies or push for new board members that understand the damage that is being done to our children and our schools. We encourage others to join us in opting out. Contact the CVPE for information. They can direct you to those of us that have been through the opt out process. Those who have said enough-is-enough. Read more
Some thoughts from Houston's FIRST opt out parent, Claudia de Leon, on the difference between tests given a generation ago and today. Read more
On behalf of CVPE, parents, students and teachers everywhere, thank you for standing up for public education and opting out of one or more high stakes standardized tests next week or in May. We also invite you to attend the next CVPE meeting on April 2 in case you need assistance, want to share your story or want to bring a friend. There is power in numbers. Read more
Read the powerful words of parent and CVPE member Samuel Brower about why his daughter is opting out of the STAAR test this year, as published on the Houston Chronicle's website. You can find it here.