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Superintendents urge Common Core testing delay: ‘How can test data be valid under testing conditions like this?’

More than 40 district leaders in Illinois say they aren't ready to administer the test.

Mom: Common Core wants kids to develop reading skills at the same pace. My daughters didn’t.

'Forcing phonics-based reading on kindergartners as a standard they must all meet to be on the path toward college and career readiness is counterproductive because it’s developmentally inappropriate for many 5-year-olds. '

Teacher: Common Core tests set kids up to fail

Teacher tells school board why she won't give a mandated standardized test. Read the testimony. Watch the video.

What the new Common Core tests are — and aren’t

Arne Duncan said they would be "game-changing" in public education. It didn't turn out that way.

Teacher refuses to give Common Core test to kids — with her superintendent’s support

She is believed to be the first teacher on Long Island publicly refusing to administer the tests.

What Common Core wants kindergartners to do: Read, write, do geometry

Read the full list of Core kindergarten standards. Early childhood experts say they do not take into account the fact that students develop at different rates.

Teen: The PARCC Common Core test is ‘the most stressful thing I’ve done in school’

He challenges New Jersey Board of Education members to take it.

Report: Requiring kindergartners to read — as Common Core does — may harm some

The Common Core standards for kindergarten require kids to learn how to read, even though many kids aren't developmentally ready.

Mom spells out problems with PARCC Common Core test

'Why the PARCC harms citizenship education.'

Mom to Common Core task force: Take the 4th-grade PARCC practice test. I dare you to tell me it makes sense.

"Dear Members of Governor Christie’s PARCC Task Force: ... Can you truly look me in the eye and tell me with a straight face that this is an appropriate task for our children?'

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