ESSA has a very big problem and really Common Core has a very big problem--it's the law. Read this:
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)http://familypolicy.ed.gov/ppra
Welcome to the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) page for parents, students, and school officials. This page contains FAQs and resources regarding parents’ rights under the PPRA and education officials’ obligations in implementing the PPRA. The PPRA applies to the programs and activities of a State educational agency (SEA), local educational agency (LEA), or other recipient of funds under any program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It governs the administration to students of a survey, analysis, or evaluation that concerns one or more of the following eight protected areas:
We recommend you review the FAQs and other resources provided on this page in order to understand what rights parents and students have under the PPRA and State- and local educational agencies’ obligations in implementing the PPRA.
Parents or eligible students who believe their rights under PPRA have been violated may file a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office. Complaints must contain specific allegations of fact giving reasonable cause to believe that a violation of PPRA occurred. You may contact us if you have questions regarding the PPRA or wish to obtain more information regarding filing a complaint under PPRA. Or you may contact us at the following address and phone number:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920
Phone: 1-800-USA-LEARN (1-800-872-5327)
Learn PPRA and Tell Legislators They Already Broke The Law!
Do Parents Want Their Children on Uncle Shrink’s Couch?Robert Holland | Feb 29, 2016Uncle Sam is becoming “Uncle Shrink” to millions of schoolchildren, including many preschoolers, who are now subject to various psychology-focused educational components that have been implanted in federal education legislation over the past decade.
One of the most influential ways the federal government is molding young minds is through “social and emotional learning” (SEL) programs, a prominent feature of the omnibus Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in December 2015.
SEL has no clear definition in federal law, but many education sites tout SEL as instilling in students the necessary attitudes and skills that will supposedly enable them to manage their emotions, which in turn theoretically helps them do good things, such as showing empathy for others.
CA School Sells Data for Money to Cover Arne Duncan Visit
The San Diego Reader reports that Castle Park Middle School in Chula Vista, CA (part of Sweetwater Union High School District) spent well over $17,000 in preparation for a visit last September by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Apparently the district didn’t have the funds to cover the entire cost. No worries, we have student data we can leverage for cash.
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