Oklahoma isn’t the only state where battles are being waged over accountability efforts in public education. In Everett, Wash., some students’ parents chose to have their children opt out of state exams in protest. (We’re sure it took a lot of arm-twisting to persuade Junior to go along with that plan.) We confess to being baffled by the resistance in some quarters to verifying that children have mastered core educational content. In the adult world, everyone from welders to lawyers has to pass a test to get a job. The threat of going without a paycheck seems a lot more “high stakes” than simply repeating a class. In the meantime, we’re waiting to hear if Everett students will conduct similar walkouts to protest the quality of cafeteria food and insufficient recess.