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OPT OUT 2015: More Than A Score's Julie Fain to host informational meeting on the PARCC Opt Out in Evanston March 31, 2015....

As the Opt Out movement against the PARCC testing program explodes across the USA and shows up at at least 300 of Chicago's 600 public schools, local activists from Chicago will present in the suburbs to help suburban parents and teachers understand the movement and the stakes. A forum entitled "Whats Wrong with the PARCC Test? Parcc and the Future of Education" will be held in Evanston on March 31, 2015.

Julie Fain who will speak in Evanston on March 31, 2015 against the PARCC has opted out her own children, who attend Pritzker Elementary School in Chicago, a real public schools. Above, Leo Sharkey (one of Fain's two sons) poses with fellow Opt Out child Josh Schmidt (son of George and Sharon Schmidt, of Substance) who has been opting out at Chicago's O.A. Thorp Elementary School. Substance photo by Sharon Schmidt.Community Forum and discussion featuring:

Julie Fain, More Than a Score Chicago, Local School Council member at Pritzker Elementary School

The first year of Parcc testing has met with parent and teacher opposition across the country, with growing numbers choosing to opt their children out. What is the case against the Parcc test? Are you considering opting out but have reservations and questions? Are you concerned about the larger impact of high stakes standardized testing on the curriculum? All comments, questions, opinions and experiences will be welcome at this community forum.

Date: Tuesday March 31, 2015

Time: 6:30PM

Place; The Levy Center, 300 Dodge Avenue in Evanston

Sponsored by Park the Parcc Evanston, and More Than a Score Chicago

Email annie@zirin.com for more information



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