How does PARCC/Common Core Relate to Acton Town Meeting?

Blog Post by Scott S

I’ve been doing a lot of research and asking a lot of questions about PARCC/Common Core and there seems to be no end to evidence that leads me to conclude it is NOT right for Acton and will cost a lot more than projected. To be clear, the projected cost was $0. Surprise, the projection was wrong.

Acton schools are now adding major budget items specifically to deal with new substandard testing, new changes in educational frameworks, and requiring substantially more teacher evaluation paperwork. I was told by both town officials and the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary that there would be NO realized cost associated with this transition....

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