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School Board Tells Homeschool Family Their Curriculum Must Be ‘Guided’ by Common Core

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

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    For many public school students, Common Core national standards and tests are being implemented in their classrooms this school year. Yet parent opposition has been vocal over the past few years, 60 percent of the public opposes Common Core, and teacher support for the standards has dropped precipitously over the past year from 76 percent in 2013 to just 46 percent in 2014, according to a Harvard poll.

    But it appears students in public schools aren’t the only ones who are feeling the impact of the standards. A family in New Jersey has learned it must follow the Common Core curriculum even though the parents have elected to home-school their child.

    According to the Home School Legal Defense Association, Margaret Dolanthe, superintendent of Westfield Public School District, sent the family the district’s home-school policy which “required them to submit a letter of intent [to home-school] and an outline of their curriculum which must follow New Jersey Common Core content standards.”

    HSLDA senior counsel Scott Woodruff responded on behalf of the family, arguing the state’s home-schooling laws say no such thing.

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    The good news is that I can't imagine this will stand up in court.

    The bad news is that, having lived in New Jersey for nearly twenty years, I can tell you that New Jersey is a Progressive political machine that has no concern for the liberty or well being of its citizens and would have no problem whatsoever bankrupting this family or taking their children away.

    So prayers for the family, please.
     
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