Skip to comments.On first day of Common Core testing, some NY students sit it out
Posted on 04/01/2014 7:51:17 PM PDT by Olog-hai
While her sons fourth-grade classmates were taking the nation's first round of tests under the controversial Common Core program, Heidi Indelecato decided to teach her son a lesson in civil disobedience.
We respectfully refuse to participate in the test, said Indelecato, whose son Benjamin attends school in Lancaster, N.Y., which on Tuesday became the first state to administer testing under the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
So while other kids sat poised with their No. 2 pencils above Scantron sheets, Benjamin studied with his mother, who documented the occasion with a picture of the pair wearing T-shirts that read: Keep calm and and refuse the NYS tests.
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I think that were I in school today I would refuse to participate in this insanity, come to think of it that’s exactly what I did do most of the time I went to high school.
Fight the power!
Good for them
The results will be skewed upwards because of this giving a false impression of success in education.
Thanks for that link to the movie. Good baseline discussions.
But under Common Core couldn’t the child miss the test and still pass due to modern self esteem centric grading rules?
There are some Freepers who claim to be conservatives, but they are advocates of common core.
The way I see it, you are either for big government, or against it. If you are for it, you aren’t a conservative.
And Common Core is Big Government.
I bet she packs his lunch too. A mom who cares!
And Jeb Bush is Mr. Common Core. I really wish “conservatives” would stop believing he is the answer to anything.
Family is the Root and the Crown of Civilization
God bless her!
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