Local Teacher Protests Common Core Through Art

BUFFALO, NY - We've heard from plenty of people in the area upset with Common Core testing implemented in schools across the state. There's one high school teacher, however, who has a unique way of protesting the tests.

"As I'm painting, I'm furious, I'm almost attacking the canvass with the brush because I'm so angry about what's going on to these students," said Jennifer Ohar Scott, a Medina High School art teacher.

And through her work, Oher Scott wants your attention.

"All of these paintings are put together based on images from the outrage of Common Core and how ridiculous and nonsensical it is," she said.

You can view her work in the video clip above.

Oher Scott thinks one change that should be made in the state testing system is less individualized testing and instead, students being assessed in groups, so they don't feel as much pressure.

But, Commissioner King believes the current form of the testing is needed to measure how students are progressing. You can see more of Oher Scott's work beginning Friday night at 464 Gallery, which is on Amherst Street in Buffalo.

Her exhibit at the art gallery runs through June 18.


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