Ohio students may not like it, but the eyes of the education nation in this country are focused on them. This week, they start taking a new standardized test that may some day be the national standard.
The questions are Common Core Education based. Instead of asking a child what 9+6 is, they ask the child to use a new form of critical thinking to show they understand the equation.
Gina Young, of Seville, is standing up for her third grader.
“We are opting him out,” Young said.
Young has told her school to pull her son from taking the test.
“I feel the testing is inappropriate at this point. If we don’t know why we’re testing students for college and career preparedness in the third grade and we don’t know who’s getting the results, we don’t know what they’re going to be used for,” worries Young. “There’s too many questions.”
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