I wanted to pass along an update from Ohioans Against Common Core. There is a new bill that was filed in the Ohio House that will protect our kids from any repercussions from opting our kids out of the PARCC (Common Core) tests. Calls are needed to your State Rep to get support for this bill. It is very important that you call. Click here to use the Member Search to find the number for your State Rep.
The tests start next week. Now is the time to get this done!
If you have kids in school, please consider opting your kids out of the PARCC test. This small act of civil disobedience sends a very clear message to those in charge of education that you don’t want Common Core and the over testing of kids in your schools.
I opted my kids out of the PARCC tests this week. It was a very simple process. I used the well prepared letter from OptOut Ohio. Took it to my kids’ schools and gave it to the principal. It wasn’t a tough process.
Here is more information from Ohioans against Common Core about the new Safe Harbor bill.
Wednesday, January 29th, HB 7 was filed as an emergency measure by Representative Jim Buchy.
If passed, H.B. 7 will provide the same protections from PARCC testing that the Ohiolegislature voted to provide to districts, schools and teachers.
1) Prohibits 2014-2015 PARCC scores from being utilized for promotion or retention now, or at any point in a child’s education career.
2) Provides option to take the End-of-Course exams (currently PARCC & AIR) at any time within the student’s high school career, or opting to never take EOC exams, instead choosing one of the other options to earn their high school diploma; e.g., a remediation free ACT/SAT score, passage of an approved job skills assessment, or earning an Honors diploma.
It is extremely important that parents act now to OPT OUT their children from any and all PARCC and AIR assessments. Don’t wait to protect your child.
Keep in mind, when the legislature deliberated this last year, they voted to protect the adults. Their vote serves as an admission that the major problems with CommonCore and the testing were expected.
What legislator can justify not extending the same protections to our children?
Make sure your House Rep knows you expect his co-sponsorship and support for HB7. Find your Rep’s number here and call today. If he/she has already signed on, take the time to say thank you and then call HB7 Sponsor, Rep. Buchy to extend a thank you, as well.
Direct family and friends to www.OptOutOhio.com