An Alabama teen says she was suspended because she opted out of standardized Common Core testing.
Alyssa McKinney, an 8th-grade student at Whitesburg Middle School in Huntsville, told WAAY-TV that she received two in-school suspensions when she told administrators that she didn’t agree with the standardized testing.
Alyssa says she doesn't think it's fair that teachers are judged based on the test results.
On the third day she refused to take the test, they gave her an out-of-school suspension.
The Alabama Department of Education posted on Facebook that parents must submit a refusal in writing to school administrators.
Alyssa's mother, Molly Overton, says she met with the school's principal but wasn't told to write a refusal.
"They didn't suggest, 'Go ahead and put it in writing,'" Overton told WAAY-TV.
Another student in upstate New York was punished for “insubordination” when she told her classmates that they have a right to opt out of Common Core testing.
Seirra Olivero, 13, was reportedly suspended from Orange-Ulster BOCES last month.
Another New York school sparked outrage by offering ice cream to the kids who took the English test and withholding it from those who opted out of Common Core.