Opt out?

The wave of standardized tests that began this month has caused more than the usual flurry of half-hearted protests by concerned parents.

Designed to confirm that students are learning Common Core- compliant content in reading and math, test schedules have triggered well-organized activism by passionate parents. In many states, social media has been used effectively to bolster the “opt out” movement.

Concerns about the Common Core State Standards will only become more visible as politicians move toward the 2016 election.

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