Learn more about Common Core and its sub-divisions here.
Documents for parents to opt-out/refuse testing for their children can be accessed here.
Find your state, United Opt-Out: http://unitedoptout.com
If you want to schedule a meeting in your home contact us. Georgians to Stop Common Core can lead a meeting with you and your friends/family at your home, your clubhouse, or anywhere convenient. Download this informational packet (COMING SOON) and print as many copies as are needed to distribute at your meeting.
Georgia parents, write the State School Board and tell them what you think! Contact Georgia representatives. There is power in many voices. Add your voice to the ones already fighting for our children and teachers.
Parents who would like to see what is being taught in the classroom can access the Georgia Frameworks, which are based on Common Core. Frameworks are developed by select Georgia teachers for each grade and are based on their interpretation of what should be taught in the classroom. It is significant to note that lessons included in the frameworks often mirror what is included in the practice tests for end of year Milestones tests.
- Math K – 5
- Math 6 – 8
- Math 9 – 12
- English Language Arts K – 5
- English Language Arts 6 – 8
- English Language Arts 9 – 12
Former Secretary of Education, Diane Ravitch encourages parents to opt out of the tests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEv2PMS47hs&feature=youtu.be. She mentions that test scores correlate directly to parental income. Research proves this is true. The most effective way parents can speak out against Common Core and excessive testing is to refuse the test.
In the News:
Letters written by Georgia parents:
- April 1, 2015 The Cherokee Ledger-News from a Parent
- March 31, 2015 AJC: Georgia parents loudly reject standardized tests
- March 5, 2015 Letter to Forsyth County Superintendent
- February 24, 2015 Letter to School from a Parent
- February 14, 2015 Letter to Editor from a Parent
- November 19, 2014 Letter to the Editor from a Parent
- Letter from Parent to Senator Isakson
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