The Obama administration is nationalizing education and robbing local education of its authority over every aspect of education. Common Core and the standardized tests are the biggest drivers of the takeover. The administration is so serious about it that they are going to hurt the children to make it happen.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that children whose parents opted them out are being threatened with retention. One of the students is a straight “A” student and most or all of the others are passing.
“There’s no reason for a third grader with straight As to be retained,” said parent Rhonda Nickerson, whose 9-year-old daughter may be barred from fourth grade at a Seminole County elementary school. “What are they going to do with her in third grade again?”
Civil disobedience isn’t allowed in Obamaland unless it’s for some leftist ideology.
Nickerson’s daughter did not take the FSA, a state test aligned with the Standards. Her report card shows the girl earned As in all her academic subjects. But it also reads, “Student Retained in Grade 3.”
Central Florida school officials, however, say they are abiding by state law in considering retention for students without an FSA language-arts score.
It’s force by the government as government grows incredibly large and far more dangerous.
Another dispute has erupted in Greenville, South Carolina, where the Greenville News reported school officials already have disciplined “at least a dozen students” who refused to take new standardized ACT tests.
Parents told the newspaper their kids were pressured by school officials – in front of their classmates – to take the tests. When they refused, they were removed from class and taken to another room, where the principal again pressured them.
Ultimately, they were accused in an official discipline referral of “refusal to obey,” the parents told the newspaper, WND reported.
There is no shortage of bullies and out-of-control administrators in the public schools who are willing to push this leftist agenda.
Check out the new curriculum we can soon look forward to – it’s worse than Common Core, it’s the actual texts.
Branco cartoon via Comically Incorrect