Tuesday on “Pure Opelka,” radio host and education advocate Shannon Joy was on the program to discuss the latest disturbing news about the Common Core curriculum and offered an easy solution for parents who wanted to fight back.
Mike Opelka started off the discussion by asking about reports that parents have been prevented from seeing the results of their children’s tests. Shannon took it one step further by pointing out that, in Florida, children were being required to sign non-disclosure forms that would prevent them from sharing with anyone — including their parents — the contents of the test.
“One of the things I understand of this test that I find most disturbing, is the kids are required to take this, or all the kids are supposedly to take this. The parents are reportedly kept in the dark and have no rights to see the results of their kid’s exam or even a copy of the test that they took,” Opelka said.
Joy followed up by reporting that, due to the parental outrage that ensued, the policy was rescinded. She went on reveal the true purpose of the test:
“The point of the exam, the point of the test, are that they are to be used as a federal bludgeon to force teachers and administration, school administration, to implement the Common Core curriculum.”
She finished the discussion by offering an easy solution to parents who want no part of Common Core: Parents can easily opt their children out of the test. When a majority of parents do so, as is the case in her school district in New York, the federal government doesn’t have the data needed to assess the school, which prevents them from implementing the Common Core curriculum.