The start of controversial standardized tests in New mexico on Monday sparked protests throughout the state. Students, teachers and parents throughout the country have protested the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam. Earlier this month, students from Santa Fe protested the assessment by walking out of classes and damaging school property in the process. On Monday, students throughout the state staged walkouts and the walkouts continued on Tuesday. Some teachers and parents have applauded the students for their actions.
Students throughout the state staged walkouts today in protests over the start of standardized testing. This week marks the start of standardized testing for students. The controversial standardized tests, developed by Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. The PARCC exams have been highly debated in the legislative session this year and many students in New Mexico have staged walkouts to protest the standardized assessments. Some people have said the students protesting are learning a lesson in in standing up for their rights.