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Across the country a growing movement to “opt out” of high stakes standardized testing tied to the new Common Core curriculum is gaining momentum. Nationally and locally, parents, students and teachers are pushing back, including national movement known as “United Opt Out. But others note the importance of accountability in public education, including these improved assessments. We explore debates around testing in schools.
- Michael Petrilli President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute; Author, "Diverse Schools Dilemma: A Parent's Guide to Socioeconomically Mixed Public Schools."
- Emma Brown National education reporter, Washington Post
- Denisha Jones Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Howard University; Administrator, United Opt Out
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