Schools Level Outrageous Punishments on Children Who Opt Out of Government Tests

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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.

US Is Headed for a Hard-Left, Hate-America National Curriculum This Year

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  1. It used to be called social promotion. A student got passed on to the next grade simply because they needed to be students of their age so they could continue to develop socially if not academically.

    The educational process no longer serves us well. Too many teachers are simply poor performers themselves.

    I’ve seen similar things in the Boy Scouts. Scouts achieve various levels and earn merit badges. The pinnacle earning Eagle Scout. Dependent upon the leadership, not the Scout, it is appalling to hear of some the projects the Scout did to earn his Eagle.

    If we don’t understand under performance of our students AND the leaders in education don’t understand that students must be taught, tested, and re-taught based upon some standard of achivement, whatever it might be called, then public education will only be for the poor in spirit.

    Going to school involves many things. Citizens, particularly parents, who fail to pay attention to this are always the problem. Those who understand that and who actively work with their kids and grandkids are the solution.

    I can promise you, many teachers if they were tested today, would not do well regarding their own academic abilities, so many of them blow off academic achievement because they’ve never achieved much academically.

  2. Take your kids out of government indoctrination centers. Then you don’t have to worry about this nonsense.

  3. OK, maybe I am a backwards Redneck wife, but I cannot for the life of me understand so-called ‘parents’ giving this evil government unfettered access to their children. Yes, home-schooling is difficult. Among the sacrifices is that limits us to one bread winner. Hubby works long hours at hard jobs and of course God provides so much. Granted, we drive 15-year old clunkers (no fancy schmancy new 4×4 SUVs for us), and our homes are ‘rustic’, forget TV and absolutely no mind-numbing cell phones for our kids. But all of us get by just fine being doing things together as family.

    To me the two greatest gifts parents can give their children are Jesus Christ and schooling at home.

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