Brooklyn parents opt kids out of English Language Arts assessments over Common Core standards

Parents say the tests stifle creativity and take

Parents say the tests stifle creativity and take away from real learning.

Some Brooklyn parents are opting their kids out of taking the statewide English Language Arts Assessments over Common Core learning standards.

Parents representing Brooklyn public schools from Brownsville to Fort Greene and Carroll Gardens gathered at a playground in Carroll Gardens Tuesday to announce their grassroots opt-out campaign. They describe it as a national movement in which parents...

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