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If you want to see how DECEPTION works to hurt our children, read as Valerie Strauss reports that Sec'y of Education John King is utilizing the drafting of regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act to try to snuff out the opt out movement. This, despite a testing “opt out” movement  that has grown nationwide in recent years; he spells out a series of punitive options states should take in an attempt to get schools to ensure 95 percent student participation rate on federally required state-selected The new regulations demand a 95% participation rate on state tests. Schools that can't reach that target will be subject to sanctions. This is the same federal overreach that ESSA was supposed to curtail. Will Senator Lamar Alexander let King get away with this disregard of Congressional intent?  The proposed regulations are open for public comment through Aug. 1, 2016. 

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