NJEA Says PARCC Refusals Exceed 40,000 Students

new-jersey-state-flagFrom the New Jersey Education Association reports on their NJKidsandFamilies.com website that the movement to refuse the PARCC assessment given this spring topped 40,000 students.

They note that the numbers are estimates in some cases that is based on the best available from about 200 districts.  They state that the final numbers won’t be known immediate the information they have been able to gather shows that the refusal to take PARCC was a “major phenomenon” across New Jersey.

They also report that in Cherry Hill, NJ as many as 2,500 students refused to take PARCC.  Freehold, Livingston and West Orange all report at least 1,000 student refusals to take PARCC.

They have numbers broken down by county here.