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CHICAGO—Despite repeated threats and miscommunication from the school district, parents at 74 Chicago Public Schools are opting their children out of the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT). Teachers at two schools, Saucedo and Drummond, said they intend to boycott the low-stakes test when it is to be formerly administered on Tuesday. (Source: More Than A Score: http://morethanascorechicago.org/).
 
Via robo calls and other scare tactics, CPS officials are telling parents that that if too many parents have their children opt out, the district faces losing state and federal funding. Catalyst Chicago, an independent publication dedicated to education, says: “Loss of such funding is unprecedented and at most it could trigger reallocating funds, but even that is highly unlikely….”
 
Students are not legally obligated to take the ISAT and parents have the legal right to “direct the upbringing and education of their children.”
 
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