Citizens for Public Schools of Boston invites you to opt out:
Spread the Word About Opting Out!

It will take more than a few parents quietly opting out to stop high-stakes testing. It’s important to spread the word and to join with other parents who are interested in opting their kids out. One way to start is by hosting an opt-out house party. We have lots of other ideas as well.


You can start by checking out our new Action Network Opt Out Page, where you can download our new opt-out toolkit, find opt-out events near you and/or post information about your own opt-out house party or forum.


And don’t forget to visit the Citizens for Public Schools web site to read (and download) the toolkit, read our updated Opt Out Fact Sheet and find more information about fighting high-stakes testing from the Less Testing, More Learning Campaign. Make sure you let us know about your event so we can help spread the word! Testing season begins at the end of the month, so start planning soon!

P.S. And remember, we need your voice, your participation and your support to continue this work. Join or donate to CPS today by clicking here!

Upcoming Events

Cambridge Education Forum, March 16, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
For more information, email

Boston Public Schools Budget Hearing, Wednesday, March 16, 5 to 6 p.m.,

Bolling Building, 2300 Washington St., Roxbury.


The fight for full funding of Boston schools continues. To sign up to testify, call 617-635-9014 or email (For the full schedule of Boston Public School hearings and meetings on budget cuts and unified enrollment, see the Boston Education Justice Alliance calendar page, here.)

Charter Schools: A Serious Threat to Public Schools in Massachusetts, Wednesday, March 23, 7 to 9 p.m.,

Sons of Italy Hall, 19 Prentiss Rd. Arlington. 7 to 9 p.m.


Open to the public, including educators, parents, and students.
Opt Out Westwood, Saturday, April 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. Join us in the Community Room at the Westwood Public Library, 66 High St., Westwood. Standardized testing season is upon us. Be informed about your right to opt out of PARCC. Join teachers and parents in the conversation about your child’s data.



Please share and bring a friend. For more information, contact Meg Maloney.

Citizens for Public Schools, Inc.

18 Tremont St., Suite 320

Boston MA 02108