Register for UOO’s annual spring event in Denver, CO, March 28th to 30th


Click the box below to head over to Eventbrite. All the action you need for $20.

Sneak peek of @unitedoptout version of Dvorak, only available if you register for their spring event in Denver.

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This will be a playable deck of collectible trading cards, people, of all those involved (Defenders) and those against (Deformers). I have not seen anything else like it, anywhere, so get your hands on this one-of-a-kind item. That is, only if you register, and pick them up in person in Denver, although we may make […]

Collectable and eventually playable education activism game cards, courtesy of UOO


The activist organization United Opt Out, that little gaggle always does things a little differently. Well, in advance of their annual spring event, taking place in Denver, CO March 28th-30th, 2014, UOO is releasing a collection of activist game cards that will include the organizers and the guests who will be in attendance. Now, these […]

Good coverage of the #optout movement from NYmag

Read up. United Opt Out National receives a mention. Nice.

Massive Document dump from @unitedoptout. How about it? #optout

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  The good folks at UOO are working very, very hard to give you all the information you need to take a stand. You won’t be going into this blindly. So, check out their Truth and Justice campaign, which for this phase includes a slew of new documents, toolkits, brochures, and flyers for you to […]

Opt Out or Cop Out?

The Thomas B. Fordham Foundation has caught on to the fact that students, parents, teachers and the general public are as fed up with this education scam as are the people in North Carolina and Texas who are fed up with the misogyny coming from their Republican state legislators. To discuss ways to discredit the […]

@dianeravitch posts the Declaration by @unitedoptout

A brief share here. Read, share, and read aloud for your friends.

Full text of the UOO Declaration of Independence

On this holiday weekend, consider reading and sharing widely: IN OPPOSITION, July 4, 2013 The unanimous Declaration of the national United Opt Out, When in the course of educating a nation, it becomes necessary for its people to restrain the political and private powers which have obfuscated the fundamental mission of a public system of […]

Guest Post from Peggy Robertson: The greatest fight of our lives

From Peg with Pen. Show Peggy your support by commenting how much you want her to write for us on a regular basis. The admissions of error, the requests for moratoriums, the recognition that perhaps testing has gone too far, are running like wildfire in the last few weeks. We have Randi calling for a moratorium. […]

Coverage of Opt Out’s Occupy DOE 2.0

From Education Opportunity Network:_______________________ Occupy The Department Of Education Ushers In America’s Angry Spring No offense, but the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education building in Washington, DC is not a pretty sight. Crossing the National Mall on 4th street, you pass between the glisteningly modern National Air and Space Museum and the sculpted brown stone of […]

Opt Out’s Four Day Occupation Video Archive

In mid-livestream, you might say.  Find other speeches here. Watch live streaming video from califather at

Add this piece from The Nation to our press roll from #uoodc13

This reporter stayed with us for days. Good coverage. I’m satisfied.

Why I Am Going to DC April 4-7

JIM HORN: WHY I AM COMING TO OCCUPY THE DEPT. OF ED. IN DC Posted on March 3, 2013 I am coming to ODOE2 to remember and honor so many who cannot come and for so many of the forgotten victims of high stakes standardized testing. I am coming to DC for that Louisiana 4th grader in […]

Why We are Occupying the Department of Ed AGAIN!


From the Answer Sheet  Valerie Strauss Key education activists protesting in D.C. next week Education activists opposed to corporate-based school reform are converging on Washington D.C. next week for the second annual United Opt Out National event on the grounds of the U.S. Education Department. Among those who will be speaking at the event are education historian […]

A new anti-testing PSA?

Curriculum narrowing



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