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Common Core And The Opt Out Movement

Carolyn Thompson
Students hold signs in favor of opting out of state assessments during a visit by New York Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia to the William Street School in Lancaster, N.Y., in 2016.

Is opting out of standardized tests hurting schools? One Long Island superintendent said exactly that in a letter she posted online. And it sparked a heated debate. In Connecticut one lawmaker introduced a bill to repeal the Common Core educational standards. Today on The Full Story, we dive into the opt out debate. Our guests: