More Parents Opting Kids Out Of Standardized Tests

09.09.13 | Bob Price

"The opt-out” movement, as it is called, is small but growing. It has been brewing for several years via word of mouth and social media, especially through Facebook. It's unclear if things will change when the Common Core Curriculum and the standardized tests that will accompany it are implemented in the 2014-15 school year. Some states were granted waivers for No Child Left Behind, which requires districts to have at least 95 percent of students participate in standardized testing or be at risk of losing funding. Ninety-five percent of students in a given school must take standardized tests that are required by state law. Districts that adopt the Common Core Curriculum stands to gain millions, financially.