Opting Out of Tests

Opting Out of Tests

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 53 , Segment 5

Episode: Nepal, Ghost Armies, Myths of Meritocracy, Opting Out of Tests

  • Apr 30, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 18:16 mins

Guest: Eric Mihelbergel, founding member of New York State Allies for Public Education and father of two New York public school children It’s end-of-year test time for public school students across the country. This year marks the first time many of them are taking tests aligned with state-based standards known as the Common Core. And a growing number of parents scattered around the country are instructing their kids to sit-out the tests. The “Opt-Out” movement experienced particular momentum in New York, where standardized tests wrapped up last week.

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