Rally Against "Sit and Stare" Testing

By Mary Wilson | marwilson@wutr.tv

Published 03/28 2014 06:30PM

Updated 03/28 2014 06:34PM

It's no secret that Common Core standardized testing is controversial. Today a rally at Oriskany High School against "sit and stare." That's when students who opt out of taking the test are told to sit at their desks while the rest of the class takes the test. Many area districts allowing students who opt out to go to the library, read, or use the computer. But Oriskany has yet to adopt these methods.
 "I think because the test is 400 minutes it's over six days, three mornings for each one, and it's a long time to just sit, especially for third graders," said Jill Broadbent, an Oriskany parent. 
Protestors hoping Oriskany's superintendent will reconsider what they're calling unfair rules.   

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