Opting Out of the STAAR Test is an Option for Some

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When STAAR testing dates roll around some parents around Texas are keeping their children at home. A Baylor professor has even made an online opt-out letter to help protest standardized testing. Most fear that their child will not advance to the next grade if they do not take the state-mandated test. That may not be the case.

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The Texas Education Agency (TEA) says that it is illegal for a parent to not allow their child to take the test. Should it? One parent doesn’t think so.

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