MACC wants to keep you apprised of the Bill writing process.  We are now in need of DOCUMENTATION!  Documentation is submitted with the Bill and provides sufficient warrant/need for a bill.  The timeline is one week from today. (Sun, March 2nd)

Written testimony or personal stories may be submitted electronically to this website ( or via our facebook state open page, Minnesota Against Common Core, (  Please include your name, address, city, zip and phone number.  Also include if you are willing to testify to the legislature in person.

The bills are listed separately below and cover data collection, opting out, stop implementation, parental bill of rights and local control.  Here’s what we need!

* Personal stories of parents, teachers, school board members or superintendents related to the above bills

* Personal stories of children related to abusive curriculum

* Video record of issues for children, parents, teachers

* Testimony from school board members and superintendents regarding a loss of Local Control at the district level

* Personal stories of children who had legally been opted out, but schools refused and tested the child anyways

* Personal stories about schools who say they cannot amend curriculum

* Personal stories of parents who are unable to contact their duly elected school board officials

* Personal stories of school board officials who have been told they cannot speak with parents

* Personal stories from superintendents and school board members regarding coercion of Common Core implementation from within the district, county, state or regional educational service centers

* Personal stories from superintendents and school board members regarding the sharing of student/family data with federal government agencies, as found in numerous School Board Policy Manuals

* Informative articles

* Research articles from respected authors

* Information from the Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota School Board Association, Minnesota Superintendents Association and other regional education associations (like WMEP,etc.)

* Information regarding data collected/mining by ACT, NWEA, OLPA, FAST, SCAN-TRON, MAP, MCA and any other testing vendor

* Information regarding AIR – American Institutes of Research and data collection and data mining

* Information regarding ETS – Educational Testing Service

* Information from the Tri-State Consortium

* Information from Education Minnesota, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, St. Paul Federation of Teacher

* Information related to Minnesota Statute (law) dealing with data collection, opting out, local control and parental voice.  We already have the Statutes on local control and parents authority to guide their children’s education.

* Information regarding the State Longitudinal Database (SLDS) – amount of data; infrastructure and where data is sent

Again, send all information, testimony and personal stories to our e-mail here at MACC or via private message to our state facebook state page.

Representative Jim Abeler has originated three bills and MACC is having two additional bills written.  Here’s a quick summary of the bills we feel will best protect Minnesota children.

1.  Data Collection Bill.  stop the flow of data out of the state

2.  Data Opt Out Bill.  allow parents to opt their children out of testing and surveys without issue

3.  Stop Common Core Implementation.  stop further implementation of common core – a protective measure

4.  Local Control of School Districts.  restore local control back to individual school districts

5.  Parental Bill of Rights.  strengthen current Minnesota statute regarding parental voice

Hatch Amendment Opt Out Form

Here’s a unique Opt Out!!!

We highly recommend that you opt your children out of the standardized tests and surveys at your schools.  All of these tests and surveys are data mined and information is shared beyond our state borders.

This Opt Out form is for removing your child from controversial lessons that you as a parent would rather your child not receive.  Every family is different.  The primary authority in what your child receives in public, private or home school is held by you, the PARENT! You’ll find the link at the bottom of the form.  You may use this generic all-purpose Opt Out and edit it as you wish.

Hatch Amendment

(Parent’s Name)
(City/State/Zip Code)


I am the parent of________________ who attends______________ school. Under U.S legislation and federal court decisions, parents have the primary responsibility for their children’s education, and pupils have certain rights, which the school may not deny.

Parents have the right to be assured their children’s beliefs and moral values are not undermined by the schools. Pupils have the right to have and to hold their values and moral standards without direct or indirect manipulations by the schools through the curricula, textbooks, audio-visual materials or supplementary assignments.

Under the Hatch Amendment, I hereby request that my child NOT be involved in any school activities or materials listed unless I have first reviewed all the relevant materials and have given my written consent for their use:

? Psychological and psychiatric treatment that is designed to affect behavioral, emotional, or attitudinal characteristics of an individual or designed to elicit information about attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs or feelings of an individual or group;
? Values clarifications, use of moral dilemmas, discussion of religious or moral standards, role-playing or open-ended discussions of situations involving moral issues, and survival games including life/death decision exercises;
? Contrived incidents for self-revelation; sensitivity training, group encounter sessions, talk-ins, magic-circle techniques, self-evaluation and auto-criticism; strategies designed for self-disclosure including the keeping of a diary or a journal or a log book;
? Sociograms, sociodrama; psychodrama; blindfold walks; isolation techniques;
? Death education, including abortion, euthanasia, suicide, use of violence, and discussions of death and dying;
? Curricula pertaining to drugs and alcohol;
? Nuclear war, nuclear policy and nuclear classroom games;
? Globalism, one-world government or anti-nationalistic curricula;
? Discussion and testing on interpersonal relationships; discussions of attitudes toward parents and parenting;
? Educating in human sexuality, including pre-marital sex, contraception, abortion, homosexuality, group sex and marriages, prostitution, incest, bestiality, masturbation, divorce, population control, and roles of males and females; sex behavior and attitudes of student and family;
? Pornography and any materials containing profanity and/or sexual explicitness;
? Guided-fantasy techniques; hypnotic techniques; imagery and suggestology;
? Organic evolution, including Darwin’s theory;
? Discussions of witchcraft, occultism, the supernatural, and mysticism;
? Political and/or religious affiliations of students or family;
? Income of family;
? Non-academic personality tests; questionnaires or personal and family life attitudes.

The purpose of this letter is to preserve my child’s rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (The Hatch Amendment) to the General Education Provisions Act, and under its regulations as published in the Federal Register of September 6, 1984, which became effective November 12, 1984.

These regulations provide a procedure for filing complaints first at the local level and then with the U.S Department of Education. If a voluntary remedy fails, federal funds can be withdrawn from those in violation of the law.

I respectfully ask you to send me a substantive response to this letter attaching a copy of your policy statement on procedures for parental permission requirements, to notify all my child’s teachers, and to keep a copy of this letter in my child’s permanent file.

Thank you for your cooperation.