Some Parents Boycott PARCC State Testing
Sarah Lewis--a mother of four from Celina--says parents around Ohio have the right to do what she did and opt their children out of taking the new round of assessment tests known as the PARCC.
She says the PARCC forces teachers to spend all year "teaching to the test" and puts too much pressure on students.
"This is what we're turning our schools into. I want my child to go to school I want him to love school. I want him to love learning. I want him to love getting an education and when you're pounding in their heads that the most important thing of their school career is being able to pass a test I think that we have gone grossly off track," said Lewis.
The Ohio Department of Education warns that there are consequences to boycotting certain state tests but it's unclear what penalties come from opting out of the PARCC specifically - especially with a pending House bill that would create exemptions.