Opting Out of the PSSAs


The relentless focus on standardized tests in the schools needs to be changed. There is an interesting op-ed about parents in the Pittsburgh area who have opted-out of taking the PSSAs. I didn’t actually know parents had this choice in PA!  Link: “Why I won’t let my son take the PSSA”

The problem, though, is a few parents doing this as individuals will not help very much in changing the system. They don’t constitute a “movement.” Change requires a more coordinated and organized effort by parents and educators.

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