Opt-outs on state English test top 50 percent on Long Island : Newsday survey shows more than 67,000 students boycott exam Suffolk districts' refusal percentage is 56.3 percent; Nassau's is 44.2 percent
This story was reported by Michael R. Ebert, Scott Eidler, Víctor Manuel Ramos and Joie Tyrrell. It was written by Tyrrell.
More than 67,000 Long Island public school students in grades three through eight refused to take the state English Language Arts exam on Tuesday in a fifth straight year of boycotts driven by opposition to the Common Core tests, according to a Newsday survey of districts.
On the first full-fledged day of testing in Nassau and Suffolk counties, 67,789 students ...