Well here is something from NJ.com to file away under outrageous. A 9-year-old student was prevented from participating in a school party at her elementary school in Oldsman Township, NJ because her mom opted her out of PARCC:
During “Untest Afternoon” at one New Jersey elementary school, students played outside, ate cupcakes, drank juice boxes and received prizes, parent Michele Thornton said.
But not Thornton’s nine-year-old daughter.
Thornton says her daughter, a third-grader, was instead sent to the library on Monday because the Oldmans Township School party was only for students who took the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams.
“She sees all of her friends out there going to play games and stuff,” Thornton said. “She’s heartbroken.”
Can we get any more ridiculous?