by Donna Garner
I have been asked whether I believe parents can opt out their children from the data mining contained in the Common Core Standards/Race to the Top. So far as I know, once states have committed to the Common Core Standards Initiative / Race to the Top and have taken the federal dollars, states are caught in the federal tentacles of the national database (i.e., data mining).
Unquestionably, Common Core Standards and Race to the Top are the Obama administration’s takeover of the public schools by the federal government. At some point, there may be a test case to see if the U. S. Dept. of Education can hold states to their commitment, particularly since at least three federal laws have been broken by the USDOE in creating Common Core Standards/Race to the Top and Congress never took a single vote on the CCSI.
I have posted various articles at the bottom of this page that discuss efforts by people who are trying to opt out their students from data mining.