Hundreds of Students Across the Houston Area Opt Out of STAAR Testing

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

CVPE Members Discuss Opting Out on Houston Matters

Two CVPE members visited the local NPR show Houston Matters last Thursday to discuss opting out in Houston.  Read more

Support Opt Out, End STAAR, Write the State Commission

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

34 Days Until the Next STAAR, 34 Reasons to Opt Out

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

Parents Opt Out-Letter to the Editor-The Leader

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

We took tests when we were kids! What's the big deal?

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

Helpful Details for Parents Opting Out of STAAR

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

Compelling words from a First Time Opt Out Parent

First time opt out parent Elizabeth Hernandez Cedillo explains in her own words why she is opting her daughter of the STAAR test this week. Read more

Parents Speak Out and CVPE Meeting this Saturday

Read what parents and the media are saying about Opt Out. Attend the CVPE meeting this Saturday , 12:30-2pm. Be the change you want to see in the world. Read more

Why My Daughter Won't Take STAAR Exams This Year

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. 


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