Mr. V.K. shared this article, and with the growing focus on Common Core and its real rotten heart, its individually-adaptive computerized standardized tests and the further corporatization it brings, more and more people are opting out, and the revolt is growing to states as well:
You'll note something here that I and my co-author Gary Lawrence think is a bit of misdirection, and we so argue in our forthcoming (hopefully, soon to be forthcoming) book, Rotten to the (Common) Core. This misdirection can be highlighted by the following quotations from the article:
When the opt-out movement first gained traction in 2014, it was initially dismissed by some educational policymakers as a movement primarily taken up by middle-class white families concerned that new standardized tests would reveal their children to be lower-achieving than once thought. Data from New York, for example, suggests that those opting out tended to come from more affluent areas and are more likely to be white.
However, data from Ohio have shown a much more inclusive movement, representative of the state population. Early evidence from 2016 suggests that the movement has been gaining momentum in communities of color – the Seattle chapter of the NAACP issued a statement in support of opting out, and principals in New York City have publicly voiced support for giving parents the right to opt out.
But when state legislators refuse to act, individual action can also be an effective strategy. Massive opt-outs create a path forward parents wanting to eliminate Common Core standards and put education back into the hands of state and local bodies where it belongs. Ultimately, if enough students opt out of the testing, it could collapse the Common Core system altogether.
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