TEA Confirms: School Can Accept Parental Refusal of STAAR

February 28, 2022
From the earliest days of the Opt Out movement, the TEA has carved out a dichotomy between Opt Out and parental refusal that has confounded and frustrated parents and, indirectly, led to increased conflict between parents and schools.  However, as time has passed, the TEA’s outlook has become increasingly more realistic and focused on de-escalating […]

Peaster ISD Superintendent Calls Out Governor on Parents’ Rights

February 14, 2022
In a YouTube video released today, Peaster ISD superintendent Lance Johnson called out the hypocrisy of Gov. Abbott’s political theatre ploy of announcing his fealty to the so called “parents’ rights” movement that is gaining political currency amongst the Republican electorate. After focusing on the school shutdown and mask mandates that came from the Abbott […]

Facebook Q&A – Week of February 1

February 10, 2022
This PDF contains the questions and answers from our weekly “Basic Questions” thread on the TxEdRights Facebook Page. WO 02-01 Questions

No, Your Kid Won’t Be Retained for Opting Out (2022 and Final (?) Edition)

January 13, 2022
The big threat is over.  No longer do parents have to listen to petty tyrants threaten to retain straight A students if they don’t take STAAR. Mind you, there was never a single instance of an Opt Out kid being retained for not taking STAAR reported to us in ten years.  But that didn’t stop […]

No, Your Kid Won’t Be Retained for Opting Out (2021 Edition)

February 11, 2021
Shockingly, some school officials still appear to be using the threat of retention to compel parents to bring their kids to campus mid-pandemic and take the STAAR.  Usually, when this happens, we go into a lengthy explanation of how retention is theoretically possibly, but practically never happens. Then we walk you through the GPC process […]

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