2000+ students opt out of Common Core Standards test in NJ, hundreds walk out in New Mexico

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From ABC news:

Thousands of students in New Jersey opt out of controversial PAARC tests

Students in New Jersey are taking new controversial tests for the first time, and some parents and educators are not happy with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam.

The test is for students in 3rd through 11th grades, but some students can opt out.

In one district in Middlesex County, approximately 30 percent of the students did just that, and about 1,000 opted out in Livingston. At Allendale High School, about 250 students declined over what parents say is a ground swell of concern about the overall objective of the exams. And according to reports, 1,000 students have opted out of testing down in Livingston.

Many say the students are too overwhelmed with testing, adding that the idea of a well-rounded education is being pushed aside because the testing…

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