There really is nothing to like about common core. As a mom, I don’t understand the ‘new’ math or the testing. I just know that my kids all of a sudden have these new graduation requirements that we were just not prepared for. One 8th grader has had enough and she went to Fox & Friends to tell her story:
Thousands of New Jersey students are taking a stand and opting out of the Common Core exam.
The exam, which outlines language and math skills that should be mastered, is being administered to students in each grade across the country.
This morning on “Fox and Friends,” Raisa Rubin, a New Jersey seventh-grader, and her mother, Julia Sass Rubin, told Elisabeth Hasselbeck why they are against the controversial assessment.
“One of the reasons is that the format of the test is very confusing, both in the technology and the questions,” Raisa said. “First with the questions, a lot of the questions are multiple choice questions.”
“But they’re used for like when you’re evaluating readings or when you’re looking at essays,” she explained. “That’s really confusing, because when you’re evaluating, a lot of students take away a different meaning … So you can’t really pick an A, B, C, or D, for that. A lot of it is really unclear.”
Julia Sass Rubin added that it’s very difficult to opt out for some students, because there is no state law to help protect students from retribution that they could receive from their school for not taking the exam.
“As a parent, I would say find out what the policy is in your district and you’ve got to make the right decision for your child,” Julia Sass Rubin stated. “As Raisa said, it’s very complicated, it’s very costly, and it’s very time-consuming.”
Good on these kids for refusing this asinine government testing at their schools. Looks like we have a few strong voices in the next generation. You go girl, and OPT OUT! No more common core!
Anti-common core meeting held in Shreveport
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie On Twitter @GOPKatie
H/T: Right Wing News
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