If people opt their children out of the STAAR/EOC's (which are Type #1 exams that by law had to be based upon the Type #1 TEKS), how will parents be able to prove that their children were taught the Type #1 TEKS OR ELSE WERE TAUGHT the Type #2 CSCOPE/TASA iCloud, Safari, or other such 21st Century Learning curriculum?
Texas parents must remember that our Type #1 curriculum standards (TEKS) and accompanying STAAR/EOC's are vastly different from the Type #2 Common Core Standards and the accompanying PARCC/SMARTER Balanced assessments. Yes, parents need to opt their children out of those Common Core Standards Initiative Type #2 assessments, but I would not encourage Texas parents to opt their children out of the Type #1 STAAR/EOC's.
Please take the time to listen to this audioclip, and you will understand how different Texas is from the other CCS states:
2.13.13- PODCAST - Donna Garner gives the historical background on Hillary Clinton, NCEE, Common Core, English Success Standards (curriculum standards written by teachers for teachers), inexpensive tools parents can use to teach their children to read/spell/write/compute -- https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/women-on-the-wall-radio-choice
*In giving a personal example in the interview, I failed to go on to say that through much hard work my husband successfully completed his master's degree, mid-management certification, and taught for 36 years. Our two sons successfully learned to read/spell/write/compute and graduated with solid GPA's from Texas A&M University, College Station.