[Ed. – Petty tyrant]
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. 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.