Top Educator Tells Public To Opt Out

Principal: “There comes a time when the rules must be broken…..That time is now”

By Carol Burris
New York’s 2013 Principal of the year Carol Burris tells us all to opt out of the high stakes testing


Last year the parents of about 60,000 New York state students decided to opt their children out of high-stakes standardized testing, putting the state at the forefront of an “opt-out” movement that is growing nationally. That movement will be put to its own test as new Common Core testing are scheduled to begin shortly in states around the country. In this post, award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York explains why she is now calling for parents to choose to keep their children from taking high-stakes standardized tests even though it breaks the rules.

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