New York’s Version of the Common Core is a Threat to Parental Rights


Newly minted state Education Commissioner has prepared for battle with parents and teachers who support opting students out of Common Core, repeatedly insinuating that they are simply ignorant and even threatening legal action.

MaryEllen Elia recently gave a keynote address to a conference held by Educators 4 Excellence, in which she described the need to educate people who support the opt out movement on why it is such a good thing.

Here are several statements in which she opines about parental ignorance on Common Core (emphasis added):

I believe that people involved in the opt out movement are not aware of the use and support that assessments can give to what happens in a school and in a classroom and/or what happens in a district. …

So let me say this very clearly. I think opt out is something that is not reasonable. …
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