Sunday, April 26, 2015

Opt Out

I was talking to a fourth grade teacher about standardized tests her students were in the process of taking.  She said one was good but another reduced kids to tears.  I then asked her how many kids opted out.  She said none.  Her school is in the inner city.  The parents are immigrants and the whole concept of saying no to something the school is doing is not something they even realize they can do.  Most just want to stay under the radar and do what people in charge are saying is best for their children.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My friend is a guidance counselor at an inner city middle school in Manhattan.
After the ELA test, 1 parent decided to opt out their child from the math test out of protest.