Common Core Test Nazis: "No Ice Cream For You!"


Many parents don't know they can have their children opt out of participating in common core testing, supposedly without retribution. But some New York students are discovering that conformity results in rewards, while exercising the right to opt out results in punishment:

Seirra Olivero, a 13-year-old student at Orange-Ulster BOCES, claims she was suspended from school last week after telling classmates they could opt out of taking the Common Core English test -- a decision few students and parents in the area knew was possible, according to the girl's mother.

The eighth-grader was suspended for two days for "insubordination," following the April 1 incident, in which she informed her friends they had a choice whether or not to take the exam on the day of the test. [...]

In Arkport, N.Y., meanwhile, parents are complaining over a decision by school officials to reward students who took the Common Core English test with ice cream, while denying it to those children who opted out of the exam.


Posted by: DMartyr at 01:35 PM


1 Lawyer up!!

Posted by: LaZrtx at April 11, 2014 01:48 PM

2 Maybe children who no take test have to join army and fight Imperialist Dog from South.

Posted by: KIM at April 11, 2014 02:42 PM

3 If that was my kid there would be hell to pay. These idiots need to be ripped out of their positions of authority if they wield it in this way. Makes me seething mad just reading about a child treated that way by those who are supposed to be educating them to think on their own. If I was a TEACHER of that kid I would give them a piece of my mind as well....if people don't speak up, these Nazi wannabes will abuse anyone they can.

Posted by: Frustrated Teacher at April 11, 2014 03:38 PM

4 Greetings:

Those Arkport parents seem rather enmeshed in the "everyone gets a trophy" ideology.

Posted by: 11B40 at April 11, 2014 07:25 PM

5 "They didn't give you an ice cream cone at school because we opted you out of the test??
I'm taking you to the ice cream place for a banana split with all the fixin's just as soon as I finish calling your principal."

Home schooling: restoring sanity to education

Posted by: Jedi Master Ivyan at April 11, 2014 10:17 PM

6 That administration is more small minded than the kids.
"Nyah! Your not invited to my party and the other kids are! Nyah"

I haven't heard something like that since I was 6.

Posted by: Kafiroon at April 11, 2014 10:50 PM

7 The actual suspension was for her walking out of the orincipal's office when she was told not to do so
Not sure of the way it works now a days but when I was a kid you had to do what the teacher told you even if you thought you were right 13 year olds just didn't demand their "rights" in school. Single file and no talking in the halls ? Was it abuse?

Posted by: Rightrt at April 12, 2014 08:31 AM

8 You probably would not agree anyway, but she was being verbally abused and harassed in the principal's office. Now me, I would have punched him before walking out.

Posted by: Kafiroon at April 12, 2014 08:36 PM

9 "insubordination,"? What the hell? I did not even hear the the word insubordination until I was in the army. Is this a school or indoctrination camp?

Posted by: David at April 13, 2014 12:46 PM

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