Parents all over the U.S. are considering whether or not to encourage their children not to take the Common Core assessments this spring. In Florida, education leaders in the legislature asked the Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart to provide the legal consequences of opting out of testing students. Read her response.
The consequences are not always trivial.
Her letter covers the possibility for retaining students in some grades to withholding honors and other privileges. Teachers and districts also face reprisals if they encourage non participation. This is the copy of Commissioner Stewart’s letter.