Contacting your Senators to recommend changes to NCLB:
You can reach your members of Congress or the Committees by fax, phone, email or regular mail.
A fax is the best way to contact Senators, if you can, since it arrives immediately and you can provide a bit of detail (but keep it to a page, two at most). You can fax the Democrat majority of the HELP committee directly at 202-224-5128, and you can fax the Republicans at 202-224-6510.
As the assessment reform movement grows ever stronger - with many more students opting out of exams and dozens of additional colleges dropping ACT/SAT requirements - knee-jerk defenders of the test-crazy status quo have launched a nasty counter-attack focused on FairTest.
“Opting out” of testing is a powerful way to resist No Child Left Behind and the way standardized testing distorts and corrupts K-12 classrooms. Growing numbers of parents, teachers and students are questioning the value of federal, state and district testing, saying they want to exercise the right to opt out, boycott or refuse.
FairTest and allied organizations like United Opt Out have information and materials you can use to refuse the tests and help build the movement to end high-stakes testing.