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Common Core assessments: Parents opt out, schools cop out

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James V. Shuls
Director of Education Policy, Show-Me Institute

I love standardized tests. As a teacher, I loved the information they provided about my students’ progress. As a parent, I love the statistics that tell me how my child is doing relative to others. As a researcher, I love the data that allow me to conduct research projects.

But as someone who believes in individual liberty, I love freedom more, and that includes the freedom to opt out of state standardized tests.