TPERN Responds to Houston ISD Warning Letter

April 24, 2015
The Houston Chronicle recently published an article noting that Houston ISD had sent a warning letter to parents who opted out of STAAR assessment.  The letter was full of legal and factual errors, but was also notable for its blatant declaration that mandatory summer school awaits all kids who have opted out of STAAR.  This […]

Texas Parents’ Educational Rights Network Launches Website

April 2, 2014
In response to numerous inquiries for assistance in issues relating to standardized testing, the Texas Parents’ Educational Rights Network has been established to provide a clearinghouse for the sharing of resources and for the collection of reports on school district responses to the exercise of parental and student educational rights. The network website can be found at