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PARCC: More New Jersey Students Opt Out of Tests

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PARCC: More New Jersey Students Opt Out of Tests

As New Jersey schools began administering new online state exams on Monday, a few affluent communities reported large numbers of students opting out.

In Livingston, the suburb where Gov. Chris Christie grew up, school officials said about 1,100 students declined to take the tests, more than a quarter required to take them.

In Princeton, more than half of the high-school students who are scheduled to take them in coming days said they wouldn’t.

These districts appeared to be among the biggest pockets of resistance to the tests aligned with the Common Core, a set of expectations adopted by most states that spell out what skills children should master in each grade. (Brody/Wall Street Journal)

https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-new-jersey-students-opt-out-of-tests-1425348219

One thought on “PARCC: More New Jersey Students Opt Out of Tests

  1. “Common Core, a set of expectations adopted by most states that spell out what skills children should master in each grade.”

    My heavens, who could object to something that sounds so innocuous?

    The Wall Street Journal has really jumped the shark. How could they put a period on the end of such a sentence and look themselves in the mirror the next morning?

    “A set of expectations…”? This kind of propaganda really makes one’s blood boil. Common Core is the most bloodthirsty wolf that has ever masqueraded in sheep’s clothing associated with the previously mundane field of academic standards. Good for Livingston and Princeton!

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