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PARCC Protests - Citywide

Hundreds of students from 11 high schools around New Mexico walked out of class Monday morning to protest the state’s new standardized test. In Albuquerque, students held protests at schools like Albuquerque High and Highland High, where they carried posters with messages like “I am more than a test score” and chanted slogans like “Say no to PARCC” — referring to New Mexico’s new standardized test the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career or PARCC exam. About 400 students from Rio Grande High School and South Valley Academy also marched to join student protesters at Atrisco Heritage Academy. They walked along the shoulder of Coors and Dennis Chavez boulevards. Police accompanied the students in an effort to help keep them safe. South Valley Academy senior Myrna Campos said she helped organize the protests at her school. She said she was inspired by student protests in Santa Fe last week.

Source: ABQ Journal