RI Teacher Suspended for Discussing Opt Out, Students Demand his Return

Diane Ravitch's blog

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.

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