Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Riverdale families fleeing Common Core testing are seeking out NYC private schools, according to Avi Wolfman-Arent of Uptown Radio:  

But private school admissions consultant Emily Glickman says just because parents oppose excessive testing doesn’t mean they’re against the kind of rigor Common Core is designed to deliver.

GLICKMAN: And while they don’t necessarily want standardized testing they do want their children to be reading in kindergarten; they want them to have a strong foundation in reading, writing and math. [0:11]

Besides, Glickman says, private school is a mammoth investment, and parents dodging tests still want results.

GLICKMAN: If I’m going to spend 40,000, 45,000 dollars, which is what private school costs, my child better be getting something out of it. [0:09]