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Hull teacher claims ‘conscientious objector’ status in refusal to administer MCAS tests

Hull resident Deborah McCarthy, now in her 25th year as a fifth-grade teacher at Jacobs Elementary School, expressed her continuing opposition to the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) testing by refusing to administer the first round of this year’s exams to her students. McCarthy, the only Hull teacher to request “conscientious objector” status with regard…