opt out event

Join a discussion with southeast Seattle families and teachers

Standardized Testing and “Opting Out”: 

 What are the impacts on our region’s diverse schools and students?

Hillman City Collaboratory
Seattle, WA Seattle 98118
Sponsored by parents from Dearborn Park, Hawthorne, Orca, Leschi, John Muir, Graham Hill and Beacon Hill Elementary Schools; Families of Color Seattle and Seattle Opt Out Group.
Wayne Au: Wayne is a graduate of Garfield High School, a former Garfield social studies teacher, and future Seattle Public Schools parent. Currently Associate Professor at the School of Education Studies and Chair of the Campus Diversity Council at the UW Bothell, his research focuses on educational equity, high-stakes testing, curriculum theory, educational policy studies and social studies education.
Jesse Hagopian: Jesse is a graduate of Seattle Public Schools and current parent at Dearborn Park International School, teacher and Black Student Union co-advisor at Garfield High School, and editor of “More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High Stakes Testing”
The Opt Out Bus will be parked at our event!
We will have an open discussion with:
  • Information on new tests required by the state and district this year
  • Effects of testing on our students, teachers and school
  • Reasons why growing numbers of parents are opting their children out of standardized testing, and how to opt out
Everyone is welcome! 
We will have an engaging and informative discussion with many viewpoints represented.
If you would like an interpreter or childcare, please contact Rachel Eells at 206-372-4382 or eellsrr@gmail.com.