Jane Robbins: The clash in Utah is between parents’ inherent right to govern their children’s education and indeed protect them from harm, as explicitly protected by state law, and federal mandates. Guess which won?
Freeport Public Schools announced they will not accept parent letters to opt their student out of assessments, students are expected to verbally refuse.
Bay Shore School District staffers in New York sung a light-hearted parody targeting Common Core, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and opt-outs.
Carol Burris with the Network for Public Education, explains how Buffalo, NY is punishing students whose parents opt them out of Common Core assessments.
The Arizona Senate will consider bills that relate to protecting student privacy and a parent’s right to opt their students out of assessments.
The ESEA reauthorization conference report, S.1177, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) advanced in the U.S. Senate on a 84 to 12 cloture vote.
The large number of assessment opt-outs puts several schools nominated to become a “Blue Ribbon” school at risk of being deemed ineligible.
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An amendment to S.1177, the Every Child Achieves Act, sponsored by U.S. Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) allowing parental opt-outs failed on a 32 to 64 vote.
The Bangor Daily News reports that the Maine Education Commissioner says students who opt-out of Smarter Balanced may not graduate.