Study about the fine print in their document showing there is a Requirement for you to be notified of your Right to Consent. Find out the details they don't want you to learn because it is powerful. Let's use it in huge numbers--OPT OUT!
The PPRA aka Hatch Amendment is a powerful tool but only if you know you have it!
Here is an Opt-Out Form 2014-2015 school year.
Also here is Original Opt-Out Form .
Please be sure to ask school for a copy after asking school clerk to initial or sign that they have received it. Be sure to look at your State Department of Ed's Schedules of Tests--here's an example of a link for Alabama.
To help parents understand and realize that YES, students in schools are purposefully being manipulated and poked to get data, MUST READ this article--Data Mining Students Through Common Core.
Know these facts:
- Common Core States obligated to implement a State Longitudinal Database System (SLDS) to track students by obtaining personally identifiable information:. “Personally Identifiable Information” include the following data: parents’ names, address, Social Security Number, date of birth, place of birth, mother’s maiden name, etc.
- Be sure to read about the PPRA aka Hatch Amendment which is a requirement for consent --click on words technical brief to download document and look on top left of it's page 2 where it mentions PPRA under its code numbers (20 USC 1232): In 2010, the National Center for Education Statistics released a SLDS technical brief about “Guidance for Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS),” which formulated a detailed plan for “data stewardship” in education.
- Be sure to look over forms you are signing and if you really want to fight the data mining then do not sign permission slip allowing child to have internet access. Not all schools are on internet so yes there are provisions. Check out what your student is being taught.
- Listen to interview with Ken Freeman--know why you need to OPT OUT.
- Listen to interview with Alice Linahan--know what to ask and see from your schools!
- Listen to interview with Joan Landes--know how Common Core is affecting your child.
Bottom line you have God-given "Parental Authority". Common Core States Initiative seeks to take it away. Fight for it as it is your child's (and nation's) best defense from being misled, manipulated as the pawns that Common Core planners (Bill Ayres, Kevin Jennings, Obama,Bill Gates etc.) seeks to use in their dream of "changing America". Freedom isn't free and you can make a difference starting at home
Be sure to come to one of the Stand in the Gap Conferences in September--save the date--click here for link to one close to your area--free admission.
Please register for free Toolkit--to receive one at Conference!!