Tell The Truth—Common Core
Tell the State and school district superintendents to tell the truth that parents can have their children excused from Common Core statewide testing. The law requires that schools let parents decide whether they want their children to sit for the state's Common Core exams in the spring. Shockingly, schools up and down California refused to let parents know this right -- even though the law says they have to. PJI is filing lawsuits across the state to stop this violation of parental trust. But more needs to be done. Please sign the petition below! We will be delivering it to the State Superintendent of Public Instruction and school district superintendents.
California school regulations (5 CCR 852) require that parents and guardians be told that they can have their child excused from the state Common Core Test administered in the spring (California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress). This is a right held by parents written right into the Education Code (60615). The signatories to this petition demand that the written notice be sent to all parents and guardians of students enrolled in K-12 schools. Parents are the people best suited to determine whether sitting for the statewide Common Core test is best for their children.