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Christie Defends PARCC Testing at Town Hall Event

Start reported on a town hall event New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held in Fair Lawn, NJ on March 4th, which Christie mentioned during his CPAC Q&A with Laura Ingraham. Christie was quoted as telling town hall attendees: “I’m not going to kill PARCC before we even take PARCC.” He reportedly urged parents not to opt their children out of PARCC testing, so it could act as a barometer of whether parents were “getting their money’s worth” from public schools. Christie was also quoted as saying, “When the results come back, I may have grave concerns about PARCC… I’m not yet concerned, but I am aware. Let’s wait for the statistics to come in.”

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