I read the recent article and follow-up letters regarding the Common Core exams with dismay. I must say Mr. Mitten, whom The Acorn described as “instigating” the call for students to opt out of the test, is misguided.
The assertion that this is “federalization” of schools or some “date-mining scheme” is not true. Common Core State Standards were developed nationally and adjusted here locally in California by teachers, researchers, governors and experts in a t...

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