Education Week posted several states’ legislative maneuvers trying to get out from under federal Common Core State Standards demands. Many homeschoolers are concerned with the children and parents’ data collection, for one.
Check out EdWeek‘s article – Exit Strategy: State Lawmakers Consider Dropping Common Core
Michigan’s House Bill 4276 passed out of the House and Senate prohibiting “the State Board of Education and the Department of Education from implementing the Common Core Curricular Standards, an initiative coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers.” The Spunky Homeschool blog addresses concerns of Michigan homeschoolers with this Common Core initiative and the plan for a “P-20 seamless pathway from school to the work force.”
The New Hampshire Families for Education organization offers more background on Common Core and its problems for families.
New York’s Partnership for Accurate Homeschooling Information (PAHSI) is researching the inBloom computer data privacy issue and suggests letters be written to the NY Board of Regents expressing this concern, since New York homeschoolers must report to the school authorities.