Freedom from Intrusive Data Collection and National Testing

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Freedom from Intrusive Data Collection and National Testing

States or school districts (or other entities listed below) may find relief from federally imposed data systems, such as the State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS), Tri-State Consortias, States Interoperability Frameworks (SIF) and federal systems such as the Common Education Data System (CEDS) without loosing federal funds.

Some states have presented bills that would diminish either the amount of data collected or limit data distribution of public, private and homeschool personally identifiable student information.   As states work out their bill language, it is important to note that federal funds cannot be suspended or terminated if a state or local educational agency or institution of higher education, community college, school, agency offering a preschool program, or other educational institution does not provide personally identifiable information on students or parents.  (1232i)

Additionally, under 1232j, federal law states that “no funds provided to the Department of Education or to an applicable program, may be used to pilot test, field test, implement, administer or distribute in any way any federally sponsored national test in reading, mathematics, or any other subject that is not specifically and explicitly provided for in authorizing legislation enacted into law.”  In other words, there shall be no federally sponsored national test nor pilot or field test.
Here’s the law!
WITHHOLDING FEDERAL FUNDS FOR REFUSAL TO SUPPLY PERSONAL DATA ON STUDENTS OR FAMILIES (1232i) and,
PROHIBITION ON FEDERALLY SPONSORED TESTING (1232j)
20 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2011 Edition
Title 20 – EDUCATION
From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov
http://www.gpo.gov/…/USCODE-20…/html/USCODE-2011-title20.htm
§1232i. Limitations on withholding of Federal assistance
(a) Refusal to supply personal data on students or families
Except as provided in section 1232g(b)(1)(D) of this title, the refusal of a State or local educational agency or institution of higher education, community college, school, agency offering a preschool program, or other educational institution to provide personally identifiable data on students or their families, as a part of any applicable program, to any Federal office, agency, department, or other third party, on the grounds that it constitutes a violation of the right to privacy and confidentiality of students or their parents, shall not constitute sufficient grounds for the suspension or termination of Federal assistance. Such a refusal shall also not constitute sufficient grounds for a denial of, a refusal to consider, or a delay in the consideration of, funding for such a recipient in succeeding fiscal years. In the case of any dispute arising under this section, reasonable notice and opportunity for a hearing shall be afforded the applicant.
1232j. Prohibition on federally sponsored testing
(a) General prohibition
Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal law and except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, no funds provided to the Department of Education or to an applicable program, may be used to pilot test, field test, implement, administer or distribute in any way any federally sponsored national test in reading, mathematics, or any other subject that is not specifically and explicitly provided for in authorizing legislation enacted into law.
(b) Exceptions
Subsection (a) of this section shall not apply to the Third International Mathematics and Science Study or other international comparative assessments developed under the authority of section 9543(a)(6) of this title and administered to only a representative sample of pupils in the United States and in foreign nations.
(Pub. L. 90–247, title IV, §447, as added Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, §101(f) [title III, §305(a)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–374; amended Pub. L. 107–110, title X, §1062(4), Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 2088; Pub. L. 107–279, title IV, §404(c), Nov. 5, 2002, 116 Stat. 1985.)

 

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MACC is working on a Parental Curriculum Review bill that would truly protect a parents’ right to see their children’s curriculum.  What do we need in order to give legislators ammunition? If you have had difficulty viewing any curriculum, textbook – power points given at the school – worksheets – or online curriculum, please write down what concerns you may have.    We do receive numerous concerns every week about the fact that parents cannot see the ONLINE curriculum. This is unaccountable to parents and taxpayers who fund the schools.   Even some teachers cannot see the online curriculum coming via the ipads and chromebooks If you are parent, grandparent or teacher (or admin for that matter) and have had direct experience with either not being able to view your children’s curriculum or a school refusal, please send us an email right now.

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STOP COMMON CORE CAMPAIGN: EMAIL TEMPLATE AND TALKING POINTS

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EMAIL & TALKING POINTS: Rep John Kline and House ESEA. #NCLB #STOPCCSS #KILLTHEBILL

Originally posted on Minnesotans Against Common Core:

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STOP COMMON CORE CAMPAIGN

ESEA REAUTHORIZATION NEARS

EMAIL TEMPLATE and TALKING POINTS

You may use this standard template.  Please do not copy verbatim everything on this list.  Add other items that are most egregious to you and your family.  Ask Rep John Kline to either Sunset the bill, Stop the bill, etc.  You may also ask him to block the Senate Education bill which includes the lengthening of the school day, week and year to basically institutionalize our nation’s children.

Representative John Kline,

I am very concerned about HR 5, the Student Success Act, recently passed out of the Education and Workforce Committee.   This bill will remove local control and parental rights. HR 5 will completely change education in America forever.

In essence, it is big government, top down, removal of local control, control of schooling, (training not educating), that sacrifices individualism for the sake of the collective (This is…

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MACC Telephone Call Guide for the ESEA Reauthorization

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Call Guide for Rep John Kline. #NCLB #Violongirl #STOPCCSS #KILLTHEBILL

Originally posted on Minnesotans Against Common Core:

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MACC Telephone Call Template for the ESEA Reauthorization

Please use the following as a guide and keep your calls short and to the point. You will most likely talk to an aid.   Offer to provide detailed documentation for the legislator if they are interested and someone to meet with them at their convenience.   If you need further information to give to your Congressman, please let us know.

“Hello, this is _____________, and I’m very concerned about the recent passage of the ESEA reauthorization out of the House Education and Workforce Committee.   I am a voter in the Minnesota Congressional District # _____ and I object to the Common Core State Standards being dictated by the Federal Government.  No where within House Resolution 5, the Student Success Act,  is any mention made of an exit of the Common Core Standards reform package.”

“What is ______________’s  position on this?” (If against Common…

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