May 5, 2015
Twelve civil rights groups, including the NAACP and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, issued a statement on Tuesday opposing the anti-testing, opt-out movement against Common Core standards.
The statement argues that parents opting out their students are undermining efforts to use data collection to improve education, which can be “used to advocate for greater resource equity in schools and more fair treatment for students of color, low-income students, students with disabilities, and English learners”. They say the movements is claiming a false mantle of civil rights activism.
Organizations mentioned/involved: Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)