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An Alabama teen says she was suspended from school after refusing to take standardized tests aligned with national Common Core curriculum standards.
Alyssa McKinney, an 8th-grade student at Whitesburg Middle School in Huntsville, Ala., told WAAY-TV she was given two in-school suspensions after telling school officials that she didn’t agree with the requirement and that she was opting out.
When she opted out the third day, she was given an out-of-school suspension.
School officials declined to comment to WAAY-TV, but the Alabama Department of Education said in a Facebook post that parents may submit their refusal in writing to school administrators. It was unclear if Alyssa’s mother provided notice.