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. 

KPFT 90.1 Reports on CVPE's Opt Out Academy 2016

KPFT Radio FM 90.1 reported on CVPE's Opt Out Academy. Listen to parents and HFT talk about why they are supporting Opt Out here!

Houston Public Media KUHF 88.7 Discusses Growing Opt Out Movement in Houston

Reporter Laura Isensee attended our rally at last month's Houston ISD Board Meeting. She reports on that and the growing opt out movement in Houston here. 

CVPE Calls on the Houston Community to Rally Against PUA Cuts, High-Stakes Testing Culture

Community Voices for Public Education urges parents, teachers and members of the Houston community to take action at tomorrow night's board meeting. Help is needed to stop disastrous per unit allocation (PUA) school funding cuts!    Read more

Fox 26 Covers Houston Opt Out Movement; HISD Admits Parents Have Rights

Fox 26 reporter Andrea Watkins covered the Houston Federation of Teachers' endorsement of parents' right to opt their children out of the STAAR test. Parents from Community Voices for Public Education were present to discuss how they have successfully opted their children out in past school years.  Read more

Keep Budget Cuts Away from Our Kids

On Thursday, the HISD School Board will be voting on one of the most significant across-the-board funding cuts in HISD history. These cuts (called PUA cuts) would affect every student in every school in every zip code in the district. Please email the Board and tell them that cuts should come from central office, not from PUA. These cuts should not hurt our children. Read more

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