Aside from the obvious issue of conflating all new tests aligned to the Common Core (and yes, there’s more than one—as many as four new tests are being administered this spring) and blurring the lines between commentary and newspaper reporting, Frazier fails to report (or in this case, find and summarize links) from both sides of the debate and instead casts a biased and indulgent perspective of the opt-out debate and new assessments.
Tests linked to new Common Core State Standards made headlines across the nation last week.
Starting this spring students will take new and more rigorous exams aligned with Common Core State Standards, adopted by Oregon in 2010. The exams have sparked a debate about standardized testing and parent’s right to opt their student out.
Here are a few headlines we found: