Why my family is opting out of the Common Core testing

A brilliant op-ed written by Karin Klein, education editor for the Los Angelas Times:

“Sixteen consecutive years of the state’s standardized testing are now under my belt, all of them spent covering the accountability program as a journalist, as well as having one or more of my three children filling in bubbles in public school for the annual assessments. And on the 17th year, the last spring that I have a student scheduled for testing, it’s time for a rest.”

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