OPT OUT: New York Opt Out hits nearly 200,000... 190,836 Students Opt-Out of New Yorks Common Core ELA Assessment

While the numbers in Chicago and Illinois are still not known, the numbers are beginning to come in from other states, and New York has gotten the semi-official count up to 190,836 Students Opt-Out of New Yorks Common Core ELA Assessment. The information came to us From Truth in American Education: "190,836 Students Opt-Out of New Yorks ELA Assessment!"

A New York-based Opt-Out advocacy group called "United to Counter the Core" reports that 190,836 students as of the time of this writing opted out of last weeks Common Core-aligned state ELA assessment with just under 76% of school districts accounted for. This is a major increase from last year with 49,000 students opting out. The math assessment which starts today with reports from a little more than 19% of school districts counted so far has seen 62,173 students opt-out.


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