The Montclair School Board in New Jersey met on Monday night, as reported by The Washington Post, to discuss whether or not they would adopt a policy which would allow children to opt out of taking a mandatory Common Core placement test, known as the PARCC or Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
One 10-year-old girl by the name of Elizabeth Blaine decided to let everyone know exactly how she felt about the Common Core exam, and as soon as she took the podium to speak, she lit up the curriculum.
And she didn’t let up.
The school board members had joked about “cutting her off” before she took the mic, and you will soon see why, as the little girl was adamant about not participating in the Common Core exam.
“One of the essay questions was identify a theme in ‘Just Like Home’ and a theme in ‘Life Doesn’t Frighten Me.’ Write an essay that explains how the theme of the story is shown through the characters and how the theme of the poem is shown through the speaker. Include specific details from the story and the poem to support your essay.
“This is crazy! I am one of the most gifted students in my grade, or so my mom says, and I have not even the slightest clue what this means.”
The room erupted in cheers and applause by the time the young girl was finished speaking.
“I’m glad my mom and dad are letting me opt out,” Elizabeth said, “because I don’t want to deal with this nonsense.”
Perhaps the ones being forced to participate in this nonsensical coursework should be the opinions faculty members should weigh the most heavily in determining the policies for their schools. If the content of the coursework isn’t making sense to the children, it should really be a no-brainer as to whether they are forced to participate or not!
Courtesy of Mad World News