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Common Core opponents organizing national protest

Albany, N.Y. Common Core opponents are organizing a protest against the tests across the country.

Some plan to hold a formal protest, calling it "National Dont Send Your Child to School Day" on Monday, November 18. That is also the first day of American Education Week.

The parents encourage other parents to teach their kids at home that day and peacefully protest at their local school districts board of education building.

A Facebook page for the event had more than 5,000 people attending, as of Friday morning.

Parents and teachers have complained about the rigorous tests, which require students to explain how or why they got their answers, resulting in low scores. Teachers argue to program was brought into classrooms too quickly.

Common Core supporters cite new teacher ratings as proof the testing has been effective. The state said 92 percent of teachers statewide earned effective or highly effective ratings based on the tests.

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