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Mom Pulls Kids Out of Schools Over Standardized Tests

Parents Pull Kids From Public Schools Out of Standardized Testing Fears

In Seminole County, FL, mother and former public school teacher Lynne Rigby decided to pull her children out of public schools because of the negative effects of standardized testing and her frustration over implementation of the Common Core.

"How can [my son] do all his homework on his own, rarely asking a question, never, ever struggling with any topic and get such a low percentile on a test?" asked Rigby in a letter to local officials cited by The Washington Post.

"He's being pulled out of normal classes for remediation because of his [standardized] test, but he has all As and Bs!" said Rigby, referring to her son Jackson's struggles with the Discovery Education tests administered at his school. 

Rigby also explained that her son is excelling from a curriculum standpoint, which makes it harder on her as a teacher and mother to help prepare him at home for the standardized testing. 

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor

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