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Students opt out of Common Core testing

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Apr 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-06 14:04:34-04

After all the changes to Common Core Testing in New York State to alleviate the fear and concerns of parents, students are still opting out in droves.

According to West Seneca, 71% of its students chose not to take the test. Around 50% of Lake Shore Central students didn't take common core exams. In Lancaster, 49% of students opted out - that's up 44% from last year. 

Common Core testing is even being talked about in the presidential race. Former President Bill Clinton commented on common core testing on Tuesday. "Some tests are fine. But you don’t need to give elementary school kids a test every year by a national mandate."