New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia recently asserted “There are ramifications that can occur,” for parents who opt out of Common Core. “I’m not saying what will occur, I’m just saying there are.”
She’s also assembled a legal team and is providing information for school superintendents to use when talking to parents in local communities about “the law” she asserts they must follow.
However, the law everyone should be following is clearly outlined in the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Parents are already legally protected to opt-out of Common Core and can submit a form to do so.
The U.S. Supreme Court has held that parents possess the “fundamental right” to “direct the upbringing and education of their children.” It declared:
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