Opt Out? Opt In?

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A homework assignment for third graders in Astoria: Fill in the bubbles to practice for state exams. The parent copied the form and wrote on it.

Reportedly, more parents chose to have their children sit out the state ELA exams this week than did last year.  If your kids took the exam, did you consciously "opt in"?  If you opted out, how would you like to see schools held to account for preparing their students to do college level work after graduation?