August 14, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Tom Reed (R, Corning) is calling for a renewed push for education reform which Reed says would allow parents to opt children out of standardized testing, including the Common Core standards.
Reed says there is new data out, that shows that more than 20 percent of students state-wide were opted-out of testing last school year.
“The numbers continue to demonstrate what we’ve known all along; education policies from Washington don’t work for our local schools,” said Reed. “I care about our kids’ education and believe it’s only fair that parents and local officials have the final say over what goes on in the classroom.”
Reed also says that his legislation has been referred to Committee for additional consideration.