Some parents opt out of standardized testing

Parent and teacher Tova Markowitz, of Lynbrook, is among hundreds of Long Island parents who say the upcoming state math and English tests are unnecessary. She and many others say the tests put undue stress on children and force teachers to spend too much time on test prep. She will not allow her two children to take the upcoming exams. March 19, 2014. (Credit: Newsday / Chuck Fadely)