(NEWSER) – A Chicago girl was sick from school on Wednesday, so her dad had to pen a note to explain her absence. And Jeff Jenkins didn't hold back in describing both why she missed class and how he feels about standardized testing, CBS Chicago reports.

After noting his child had been ill, Jenkins wrote, in an obviously sarcastic tone: "She is feeling much better today and is eager to get back to school in hopes of achieving a high score on any number of Standardized Tests that will be given this year to insure that Private Corporations continue to receive huge and profitable contracts from [Chicago Public Schools] voted on by the Appointed Board of Education." Jenkins joins an outspoken number of parents who are raising a ruckus about what they say is a "toxic culture of testing," per CBS News.

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