Mickelson: Don’t blame teens or their parents for teacher-driven opt-out movement


The opt-out movement against standardized testing in public schools has hit the gilded streets of Southwest Minneapolis. Parent activist Lynnell Mickelson has seen first hand that it isn’t a grassroots movement from concerned parents, but an effort of school staff to sabotage Minnesota’s soft drive for public school accountability.

One of her neighbor’s daughters recently came home with an opt-out form received from her high school teacher.