More Opt Out Problems in Marietta, GA

High Functioning Autistic Child Tested Against Wishes of Parents

Yesterday, we reported that a family in Georgia had been escorted out of their school by police when they had exercised their parental rights to refuse standardized testing.  Those parents had concerns over data collection and data mining of their children’s information.  Additionally, they never had opportunity to voice their approval/disapproval of this radical educational reform system, known as Common Core Standards.

Numerous parent calls were made to the principal and superintendent in support of that family.  The Finneys did look into filing a lawsuit but it appears the school is backing down and coming to their senses.

Now it comes to light, that In another part of the same school district, other parents had properly written opt out notifications to their principals.  Irregardless, they were tested completely against the wishes of the parents.  The story below is about a child with high functioning autism.

In this case, the actions of the Marietta school district show a disdain for the rule of law and for the very people that they serve.  The following series of electronic communications clearly shows a disturbing administrative viewpoint and trend among numerous school in our country.  The parents stood their ground and cited both state and federal law.   Know your state and federal laws!

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  1. I am the parent of said autistic child. I emailed the principal, his teacher, the GA State Superintendent, and many other this morning with the following, asking that they read it and the 2 articles linked in the email:
    “This one includes the Finney family as well as OUR OWN situation with Principal Hunt and NFMS and the local and state BOE:

    Parents Met By Police: Told Kids Must Take Standardized Tests Whether They Agree- Or Not! –
    Parents Met By Police: Told Kids Must Take Standardize…
    Tracy and Mary Finney thought they were meeting with the principal at West Side Elementary in Marietta, Georgia, this morning to discuss their choice …
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    Please DO note that a complaint has been filed with the ACLU regarding the violation of my parental rights and the violation of my son’s rights (ADA and IDEA). Lawyers are pouring over all the documents, email transcripts, etc. Autism Speaks, Parent to Parent Georgia, local and national news media have been notified. I’ve already been interviewed (article above) and will be doing a radio talk show next week.

    This is from Meg Norris, fighter for what is best for our children and their future. I know you, as a STATE EMPLOYEE, MUST administer the CRCT and other GA state mandated standardized tests. YOU are not to blame, personally, BUT you are not helping uphold parental rights, and in my sons case, his rights as a disabled child. (read below)

    Teacher Meg Norris to Her Students: “I Love You and Believe in You”
    Teacher Meg Norris to Her Students: “I Love You and B…
    Meg Norris was a seventh-grade teacher in Georgia who left teaching because she no longer believed in what she was mandated to do. She saw her…
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