Concerned Parents of California is an organization of parents and teachers advocating for quality education including public, private and home schooling. We are dedicated to protect state rights over education, local control of schools, parental rights and our right to privacy.
Concerned Parents of California and the Pacific Justice Institute have created a legally vetted California specific Opt Out Form to protect our children and our families' privacy from the prying eyes of the education establishment and their partners in the federal government, other state governments and private companies.
Pacific Justice Institute, with 500 affiliate attorneys in California, will defend pro bono California parents who download and submit to their children's school the Common Core Privacy Data Mining Opt Out Form (available for download from our website), and if following, their right to privacy is violated.
We hold that no government or private company can guarantee the anonymity or security of data. The only anonymous and secure data is data that we do not surrender.
The California Privacy Opt-Out Form and the instructions, found on the reverse side of the form, was prepared by the Pacific Justice Institute with input from a number of nationally recognized experts on California statutes on privacy, the Education Code, the California 1997 education state standards, Common Core and the Right to Privacy. We also received assistance from Nathan Oleson of the offices of Oleson Law, Ramona, California.
Let’s be clear about two things. As a parent in California you have the right under the United States Constitution, the State of California Constitution, California statutes and numerous California education code sections to opt-out of federal and state assessment tests and surveys and from questions that pry into our personal believes and practices. For additional information please refer to the legal citations on the front page of the the California Privacy Opt Out Form.
Secondly, the school board, under State of California education code 33308.5. (a), has the authority to adopt or reject the state department of education recommended Common Core standards and associated federal and state assessment tests and surveys..
For the legal citations see the front side of the opt out form.
Let’s also be perfectly clear. You may have the right the opt-out and the local school board may have the authority to reject the Common Core standards, but that does not mean that you as a parent will get your wish without a fight and most likely a legal fight.
These are things that you as a parent should do: