Question of the Day: Who is the Typical Opt-Outer?

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The Teachers College of Columbia University surveyed 1,641 people across 47 states, including 588 from New York. According to the report,

The typical opt out activist is a highly educated, white, married, politically liberal parent whose children attend public school and whose household median income is well above the national average,” states the report. The median household income of respondents surveyed was $125,000, compared with the national median, which was $53,657 in 2014, the most recent year available.

Forty-seven percent of the respondents work in education, reports Chalkbeat, and the most common reason for refusing Common Core-aligned tests was the use of student outcomes in teacher evaluations.

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