Opt Out Action Alert


Please take a minute to send an email to the House Education Committee in support of HB 1634 – a bill that would allow parents to opt their children out of taking the Keystone Exams, and would remove the test as a graduation requirement. All you have to do is copy and paste the email addresses below, and fill in your information in the form letter below.

Dear Representative,

I am a parent/student in _____________ school district, in ___________ county. I urge you to support removing the Keystone graduation requirement. HB1634 allows parents to opt their children out of the Keystone exams for any reason and students would not be compelled to take the Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement. This bill would allow teachers and students to gain more instructional time to prepare for college or employment.

HB1634 is urgent – this unfunded and burdensome graduation mandate is creating havoc in every Pennsylvania school district.


[Your Name]

Emails of House Education Committee (just copy and paste into an email):

ssaylor@pahousegop.com, jroebuck@pahouse.net, rbrown@pahousegop.com, jchristi@pahousegop.com, henglish@pahousegop.com, mgillen@pahousegop.com, sgrove@pahousegop.com, khill@pahousegop.com, HLewis@pahousegop.com, boneill@pahousegop.com, tquigley@pahousegop.com, klrapp@pahousegop.com, Mreese@pahousegop.com, CStaats@pahousegop.com, wtallman@pahousegop.com, mtobash@pahousegop.com, dtruitt@pahousegop.com, mcarroll@pahouse.net, sconklin@pahouse.net, pharkins@pahouse.net, RepKim@pahouse.net, mlongiet@pahouse.net, dmiller@pahouse.net, gmullery@pahouse.net, mobrien@pahouse.net, ssantars@pahouse.net, schreiber@pahouse.net

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