New York State Opt-out and the ESSA Title I Showdown

Why the US Dept. of Education needs to be shut down and allow the states and local governments to serve their People without BIG US Government intrusion!!!!


On August 01, 2016, the New York State Allies for Public Education (NYSAPE) offered this press release regarding New York students in grades 3 through 8 opting out of the state’s Common Core-associated tests in math and English language arts (ELA).

The NYSAPE press release begins as follows:

This past Friday afternoon, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) released the results of the 2016 NYS Common Core 3-8 ELA and math results. Despite expensive ad campaigns from Gates-funded advocacy groups and the distribution of “Anti Opt-out” toolkits by Commissioner Elia aimed at persuading parents to opt in to state tests, the test non-participation rate increased from 20 percent last year to 22 percent. [Emphasis added.]

One could think of the opt out percentages in terms of test takers: 80 percent in 2015, and 78 percent in 2016.

Of course, when it comes to states’ applying to the US Department…

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