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Aug092013

Common Core Opt Out Form/Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) --A Tool For Parents Against Common Core

PPRA Notice and Consent/Opt-Out Form (click here to download and share).

(Thanks to Col. John Eidsmoe with the Foundation For Moral Law!)

 

Please read further to understand the need and what's coming:

 

Parents must recognize that Commmon Core will change America as it takes away Parental Authority (Local Control will be gone as school boards will just be rubber stamps to Washington-led indoctrination.) 

Get to know PPRA (see below link to form) and use it.   If you don't know about Common Core please see this link. Here is an article that will give a glimpse from its planners --please note the Lou Gerstner idea of getting rid of the 16,000 school districts and replacing it with 70 is almost complete. 

Please make copy and pass on to all parents to fill out and turn in to school district.   Defend your child. Don't forget the Petition to Regain Parental Authority. Please click at the book picture of National Sexuality Education Standards which is headed your way--already in states like Illinois.  Obamacore (aka Common Core) is to Education what  Obamacare is to Health.   Planned Parenthood received $75 mil a year to expand and their farming is done right under our noses in schools--read this:

“We saw in a couple different states last year that part of Planned Parenthood’s curriculum is to demonstrate different sexual positions with stuffed animals to children in kindergarten,”...more here .

You will have to ask your school for the OPT Out form on SEX ED as some of this maybe coming through the Health Clinic and you will need to find the Opt-Out form throught the school.  

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It is important as we already are hearing the nightmare from parents in Illinois.  It's Perfectly Normal is an approved textbook supplement which makes most parents angry at the pornographic nature of it.  As one teacher said "If I was showing this to my high school students I would have been hauled away and this is certainly not appropriate for 10 years old".  Video to approved supplement (State of Illinois)--It's Perfectly Normal.

 

PPRA Notice and Consent/Opt-Out Form (click here to download and share).

(Thanks to Col. John Eidsmoe with the Foundation For Moral Law!)

 

Consent before students are required to submit to a survey that concerns one or more of the following protected areas (“protected information survey”) if the survey is funded in whole or in part by a program of the U.S. Department of Education (ED)–

 

1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
3. Sex behavior or attitudes;
4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.

•Receive notice and an opportunity to opt a student out of–

1. Any other protected information survey, regardless of funding;
2. Any non-emergency, invasive physical exam or screening required as a condition of attendance,
administered by the school or its agent, and not necessary to protect the immediate health and safety of a
student, except for hearing, vision, or scoliosis screenings, or any physical exam or screening permitted or
required under State law; and
3. Activities involving collection, disclosure, or use of personal information obtained from students for
marketing or to sell or otherwise distribute the information to others.

•Inspect, upon request and before administration or use –

1. Protected information surveys of students;
2. Instruments used to collect personal information from students for any of the above marketing, sales, or
other distribution purposes; and
3. Instructional material used as part of the educational curriculum.  These rights transfer to from the parents to a student who is 18 years old or an emancipated minor under State law.

 

--------------------------------The Opt-Out Form uses their words (excerpt):

 

The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA), 20 U.S.C. § 1232h, requires school district
to notify and obtain consent or allow parents/guardians to opt child out of participating in certain school activities.
These activities include a student survey, analysis, or evaluation that concerns one or more of the following eight
areas (“protected information surveys”):

1. Political affiliations or beliefs of the student or student’s parent;
2. Mental or psychological problems of the student or student’s family;
3. Sex behavior or attitudes;
4. Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating, or demeaning behavior;
5. Critical appraisals of others with whom respondents have close family relationships;
6. Legally recognized privileged relationships, such as with lawyers, doctors, or ministers;
7. Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or parents; or
8. Income, other than as required by law to determine program eligibility.
This requirement also applies to the collection, disclosure or use of student information for
marketing purposes (“marketing surveys”) and physical exams and screening

 

Please do your homework and study this.  Here is a link to file you can print.

 

The National Sexuality Ed standards may also come through your health clinics and they have special opt out form--find it (there is a warning that PP must approve).  Please be aware if your child is 14 you may not get a notice to consent.  Please look into your state's Personal Responsibility Education Programs (Planned Parenthood by any other name still awful).  In Alabama it is called APREP so study.  On this link is this comment that is a warning:

 

Suggesting Planned Parenthood encourages parental involvement in their teaching is a bold- faced lie! As a former teacher, I sat with Freshmen while planned parenthood presented the "value" of the on- site clinic and several times reiterated "you can come to us and your parents don't need to know". They encouraged students to get a parent signature " on-file" so students could seek their assistance anytime without further parental contact! As a parent I was furious at the "deception" promotion. As a teacher I was equally concerned. Students could not get an aspirin from the nurses office without permission from a parent, but they could go to the on-site "clinic" and get morning after pills without parental knowledge! I could go on and on, but rest assured Planned Parenthood in schools is no friend to parents.

Here are more links on this parents can study:

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ppra/modelnotification.html

 

http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html

 

http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/pdf/ppraconsent.pdf

 

 

Awesome video --nothing new under the sun--only difference is that today the plans are on "steroids."

 

And just in case you haven't heard about the DATA MINING...this will help:

 

 

Parents – Don’t be deceived about data collecting on your children

In response to the article by Bill Maddox with Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education in the Fayette Citizen, http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/07-30-2013/column-common-core-contained-multiple-errors, where he claims Common Core does not require the collection of any data about students.  I always find it interesting that the proponents of Common Core nationalized standards never provide proof of what they claim.   So, in my response I will supply the documentation so parents can do their own research to know the truth about the privacy issues surrounding the collecting of data on their children.

Parents need to know that data collecting on our nation’s government school children has been ongoing for decades. The U.S. Department of Education’s own handbooks on data-gathering on students and faculty should be enough to satisfy any freedom-loving citizen. The two publications are the Student Data Handbook for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education (NCES 94–303) released in June 1994, and the Staff Data Handbook: Elementary, Secondary and Early Childhood Education (NCES 95–327) released in January 1995. Both Handbooks were produced under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Education, the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), and the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

The Foreword for the Student Data Handbook states: “NCES is pleased to release the 1994 Student Data Handbook: Elementary, Secondary and Early Childhood Education. It is a major effort to establish current and consistent terms, definitions and classification codes to maintain, correct, report and exchange information about students. When this effort began, the only existing national standards for student data had been published by NCES in 1974. Because student data have evolved greatly over time both in the type and format of data maintained, it was essential that new standards be developed that would reflect current practices. NCES has a strong commitment to provide technical assistance and support to the education community to facilitate the collection, reporting, and use of high quality education information. This handbook is one outcome of that commitment. It is but one in a series of related handbooks and manuals that NCES has published in the past and plans to continue to develop in the future.”

So, what is the relationship between Common Core and data-collection?  As part of Race to the Top, and elsewhere in the 2009 Stimulus bill, along with agreeing to adopt the Common Core standards, the states that wanted federal money had to commit to build massive student databases. These databases are designed to track children from preschool (or earlier), through college, and into the workforce.  At this time, Georgia also agreed to move all the student (and teacher) data to Google servers for storage.  If you are following the stories on the national data collecting by the NSA, you know that our federal government has access to all data stored on these servers, including our student’s information.  

As you may know by now, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) are the organizations that the proponents of Common Core standards point to as the “state led” component of development. Citizens should know that these are private trade organizations with no legislative authority to change education standards. Only Georgia’s General Assembly has the constitutional authority to do so. Being private entities they are not subject to open meeting or open record laws.  

A 2008 report by the NGA, the CCSSO, and Achieve, Inc. (another private trade organization contracted by the NGA and the CCSSO to develop the Common Core standards) titled Benchmarking for Success: Ensuring U.S. Students Receive a World-Class Education laid out the framework for the Common Core national standards.  In this document is a list of actions including data collecting. (NOTE: accountability and measuring performance means collecting data)

Action 4: Hold schools and systems accountable through monitoring, interventions, and support to ensure consistently high performance, drawing upon international best practices.

Action 5: Measure state-level education performance globally by examining student achievement and attainment in an international context to ensure that, over time, students are receiving the education they need to compete in the 21st century economy.

Web link to this report: http://www.nga.org/cms/home/nga-center-for-best-practices/center-publications/page-edu-publications/col2-content/main-content-list/benchmarking-for-success-ensurin.html

According to the website of Achieve, Inc (http://www.achieve.org/print/P-20-data-systems) “States must collect, coordinate, and use K-12 and postsecondary data to track and improve the readiness of graduates to succeed in college and the workplace.”  Remember, Achieve, Inc. helped develop the Common Core national standards.  

According to the website of the Council of Chief State School Officers (http://www.ccsso.org/Resources/Programs/Shared_Learning_Collaborative_%28SLC%29.html), Georgia became a Tier I participant in the collection of data through a Bill Gates company called the Shared Learning Collaborative.  The website states “Although the SLC technology delivers the advantage of a common infrastructure for data integration and application interoperability, the end-user experience will be customized by participating states and districts.  

According to a fact sheet produced by the CCSSO (http://www.classsizematters.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/SLCFactSheet_FINAL.pdf) “The collaborative is designing a shared technology infrastructure that will support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and help states and districts provide teachers with the instructional data and tools they need.” 

The Shared Learning Collaborative has morphed into a Bill Gates company called inBloom (https://www.inbloom.org/).   The stated vision of inBloom from their website: “inBloom is dedicated to bringing together the data, content and tools educators need to make personalized learning a reality for every student.”   inBloom has a list of over 400 data points that it would like to collect on our students.  The National Education Data Model recommends collecting over 400 data points – academic performance, disciplinary history, family income range, religious affiliation, health history, etc. https://www.inbloom.org/sites/default/files/docs-developer-1.0.68-20130118/ch-data_model-enums.html#type-SexType&#8221 

Bill Gates has agreed to move the inBloom company headquarters to Atlanta.   This is a “feather in the cap” for Governor Deal’s economic development goals.   At one time Georgia was listed as a partner with this company on the inBloom website.   Is this possibly why Governor Deal is so committed to keeping Georgia’s schools tied to this national standard rather than allowing us to maintain local control as the U.S. Constitution allows? 

This listing of Georgia as a partner with inBloom has now been removed, probably due to the many phone calls to Governor Deal’s office from parents, teachers, and citizens across Georgia with concerns over this data collecting.  However, do not think that this means that your child’s school is no longer collecting data, we are.  In Fayette, the data collected is known as “Infinite Campus.” The national assessments are intended to create even more data.  While Georgia has announced the pull out of our contract with the assessment consortia known as PARCC, Superintendent John Barge stated that Georgia will develop our own assessments aligned with Common Core.  Notice that we are now assessing our children rather than having objective testing of knowledge.   

According to the website, DataQualityCampaign.org, Georgia has completed 7 out of 10 “Actions to Ensure Effective Data Use.”  These actions DO include collection of data, but according to this report Georgia is not yet sharing data across the P-20 education pipeline and across state agencies.  However, this framework is in place and can be launched at any time. 

A February Department of Education report titled “Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance” http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/files/2013/02/OET-Draft-Grit-Report-2-17-13.pdf) reveals the federal government’s plans for data-mining which includes the use of very disturbing monitoring techniques such as “functional magnetic resonance imaging” and “using cameras to judge facial expressions, an electronic seat that judges posture, a pressure-sensitive computer mouse and a biometric wrap on kids’ wrists.” See page 44 of this report for images of this specialized equipment they would like to use on our children.

The DOE report exposes the big lie that Common Core is about raising academic standards by revealing its progressive designs to measure and track children’s “competencies” in “recognizing bias in sources,” “flexibility,” “cultural awareness and competence,” “appreciation for diversity,” “empathy,” “perspective taking, trust (and) service orientation.”

So, do not believe that just because Governor Deal issues an executive order that data should not be collected on our children that this means all data collecting has stopped.  It hasn’t. And don’t believe that the partnership with inBloom has been dissolved.    

I encourage parents to do their homework.  Ask your school about what kind of data they are collecting.  Demand to see your student’s records and data collected so far.   Parents, teachers, and citizens should contact Governor Deal, and Superintendent of Schools, John Barge, and ask them to support the legislation in Georgia that WILL end the collecting of data and withdraw Georgia from the commitment of Common Core national standards.  That bill is S.B. 167 sponsored by Senator William Ligon.  For more information parents should go to www.StopCommonCore.com.

 

Angela Bean

Fayetteville, GA

Leadership Team

National Coalition United for Reforming Education

www.natCURE.org

 

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