Parents agree: Standardized Tests are Not the Best Measure of School Performance
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, PublicSchoolOptions.org President Tillie Elvrum made the following statement regarding the results of Sunday’s PDK/Gallup Poll about public schools.
STATEMENT FROM TILLIE ELVRUM, PUBLICSCHOOLOPTIONS.ORG PRESIDENT:
“The results of the latest PDK poll confirm what I’ve been hearing from parents across the country. Parents want the ability to choose the school where their child will learn best, and they want standards and accountability back at the local level, not dictated by bureaucrats far away in Washington. Washington’s one-size-fits-all approach to education doesn’t work for every child and limits parents’ choices. By reducing federal regulations and giving states greater flexibility, we will have better access to school choice options, allow for more meaningful testing designs, and help give parents the ability to make informed choices when selecting their schools. I hope the results of this survey will send a strong and clear message to Washington: it’s time to trust parents.”
PublicSchoolOptions.org is a national alliance of over 60,000 parents that supports and defends parents’ rights to access the best public school options for their children. The Coalition supports the creation of public school options, including charter schools, online schools, magnet schools, open enrollment policies and other innovative education programs. Additionally, we advocate for equal access without restrictions to the school that best suits the individual student’s learning needs whether it is public, non-public or home-based.
With active parent-led organizations in over thirty states, PublicSchoolOptions.org is an advocacy organization that is unmatched at the grassroots level. Just as parents have fought for years at the state level to support education policies that improve access and provide greater public school options, the parents of PublicSchoolOptions.org stand ready to support policy at the federal level that matches the principles outlined above.