The first thing to know about HB 2114 is that one of its authors is Chad Magandez, ed reformer thru and thru. He loves charters, is connected to LEV
The second item to note is that this bill is pretty much a wolf in sheep's clothing. While it says it reduces the number of tests for graduation, it really does this:
If you read the bill, you will see it accelerates the SBAC test monopoly from 2019 to 2016 and it will severely harm the Opt Out Movement by imposing a fourth year of advanced math on anyone who opts out of the test in high school - giving Washington state the most draconian graduation requirements in the nation.So not only does it speed up SBAC, it will NOT preserve a parent's right to refuse their student from taking test (and I see that in the House of Representatives, there IS a bill to preserve that right).
Tell WSPTA "no" to this one (and I think I would probably be right in guessing their support comes from their Board and not any membership vote).
HB 6122 is a bill I have previously written about and support. It has has no less than eleven sponsors and would do much to curtail this costly overtesting.
Please contact your legislative reps and tell them NO to 2214 and YES to 6122.