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Who is Driving the Opt-Out Movement? The Answer Might Surprise You

Members of the country’s growing opt-out movement aren’t necessarily who you think they are.

According to a report released Tuesday, they’re not all parents of public school students. Many don’t have children at all. And they’re worried about more than the effect of high-stakes testing on students. The reasons why they support boycotting the tests runs the gamut from opposition to federal overreach to concerns about the role of corporations in public schools.