Were officials in the Arkport Central School District being petty and vindictive in their treatment of children whose parents removed them from Common Core testing?
If so, they went about it in the worst possible way – by giving an ice cream treat to the third through sixth grade students who took the tests, and denying those who didn’t.
Parents of the opt-out kids were simply exercising their legal rights, and they’re angered that their children had to pay the price in such an obviously nasty manner.
After all, The fair and equitable distribution of ice cream is a very serious matter to elementary students.
The school superintendent tried to explain away the controversy, claiming the slight was unintentional.