This is in response to the reader(s) who believe that parents opting their children out of standardized tests is democracy in action ["Parents don't have much school choice," Letters, April 23].

Democracy depends on well-informed citizens making intelligent decisions. Misinformed citizens making emotional decisions is called mob rule.

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Let's see, we've opted out of getting tickets for speeding in school zones. We've opted out of educating immigrant children except in the poorest districts. Maybe all of us without school-age children should opt out of paying school taxes.

William Christiansen, Woodmere