Opting out of Common Core testing is common sense: Brooklyn parents

Posted: April 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) – “It was about her initially,” said parent Janine Sopp. “But when I saw the direction of education headed, I said ‘You know what, I’ve got to do this for my kid, but for all children in New York City and New York state.'”

Sopp was the first parent at the Brooklyn New School to opt her child out of common core testing more than three years ago. Tuesday more than 240 of the 300 students at the school joined Sopp’s daughter by choosing not to take the standardized English Language Arts test.

“I pulled the plug and it started a windfall.”

The Opt out movement has spread far beyond the walls at the Brooklyn New School.  So, while students were reading rather than sitting for the first day of the three day exam, Parents from schools across the borough gathered to express their outrage.

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