Bill Ashton, an English teacher at Jacqueline M. Walsh High School in Pawtucket (RI), has been suspended for telling students about “OPT-Out” and other aspects of the Common Core-inspired PAARC test. The students and many parents in the school are protesting his suspension.
Students of Mr. Ashton have created a Facebook page to demand his return. It is called BRING BACK MR. ASHTON.
This is a time for truth and courage. Mr. Ashton joins our honor roll for living in truth.
The Network for Public Education released a statement supporting students, teachers, and administrators who opt out or support it.