Behind the Headline: Time Out for Opt-Outs?

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Time Out for Opt-Outs?
The Atlantic | 8/21/15

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The 2015 EdNext Poll on School Reform
Education Next | 8/18/2015

“Americans aren’t as pissed off about standardized testing as headlines often make it seem. In fact, it looks like most of the country’s adults support it. What the public isn’t so fond of are the people who are pissed off—the ones who are so pissed off they’re boycotting the assessments as part of a growing ‘opt-out movement.’” So writes Alia Wong in “Time Out for Opt-Outs?” in the Atlantic.

In the article, Wong takes a close look at public support for testing and opting-out using data from the newly released EdNext poll. She also considers how the survey’s findings are likely to affect the debate over ESEA reauthorization.

—Education Next

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