Let me ask you a question. Do you think Common Core matters? I hope that you think it does, and that the silence parents feel forced to succumb to will be over. Can you legally opt your child out of the Common Core testing? Yes, you can!
Kentuckians Against Common Core receives daily contacts from parents around the Commonwealth who are fed-up with Common Core. Our Petition grows daily! Countless hours are spent talking to parents and concerned citizens via email, text, FB messaging, and our Facebook page.
Still… teachers are scared they’ll lose their jobs if they speak out, and so many remain silent.
Parents are scared that their child will be targeted, ostracized, and bullied by school personnel if the parent opts the child out of the Common Core (Kentucky Core) testing.
Therefore, it’s vital you know your rights as parents.
We stated in our blog post here, “Remember money is involved in the testing. If your child opts out, the school and others get a zero for the score. That translates to no federal or other organizations monies. They probably will try to go after you and your child with many different threats. If you read this article there is a line in the second last paragraph that states. The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that parents possess the “fundamental right” to “direct the upbringing and education of their children. They can not take that away from you.”
This right is based on law, not opinion.
From our Ohio friends, “Refusing to allow your child to participant in state testing is a parental right guaranteed by the 14th amendment and broadly protected by the Supreme Court (see Meyer and Pierce cases). The Supreme Court has repeatedly held that parents possess the “fundamental right” to “direct the upbringing and education of their children.” Furthermore, the Court declared that “the child is not the mere creature of the State: those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right coupled with the high duty to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations” (Pierce v. Society of Sisters, 268 U.S. 510, 534-35). The Supreme Court criticized a state legislature for trying to interfere “with the power of parents to control the education of their own” (Meyer v. Nebraska, 262 U.S. 390, 402.). In Meyer, the Supreme Court held that the right of parents to raise their children free from unreasonable state interferences is one of the unwritten “liberties” protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment (262 U.S. 399).”
The time to be silent is over. It’s time to opt out!