Education Secretary: Parents Who Opt Out Of Common Core are Racist – “Feds Will Step In” If Opt Out Continues…

Education Secretary Arnie Duncan is reminding parents in America “that all your children belong to them”. In a not-so-very veiled threat Secretary Duncan states the Federal Government will step in if parents continue to opt their children out of Common Core testing.

Holder+Duncan+Address+Youth+Violence+Chicago+xjeTGo8gtb9l(Via Doug Ross Journal) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a veiled threat to the parents and students who choose to opt out of Common Core testing – The Feds “have an obligation to step in.”

Federal law, under No Child Left Behind, requires 95 percent of students in a state to take the annual standardized tests in reading and math from grades 3-8. It is a requirement which until now has never needed enforcement or consideration.

With as many as 184,000 students in New York choosing to opt out, the 95 percent threshold will not only be in jeopardy, it will be an easily missed mark.

When asked what would happen in states with such a high opt out rate, whether they would have to force consequences upon schools, parents, and students, Duncan responded “We think most states will do that.”

He added, “If states don’t do that, then we have an obligation to step in.”

Via the Daily Caller:

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said at a Q&A in Chicago Tuesday that widespread student boycotts of standardized tests are not acceptable, and if state governments don’t stop them, the federal government will.

[…] Duncan didn’t elaborate on what the federal intervention might look like. It could, however, involve labeling districts with too many opt-outs as “failing,” a status that places restrictions on how schools use federal money. This would in turn pressure state government and school districts to roll back parental opt-out rights.

Duncan maintained the Obama Administration’s position that standardized tests are crucial for both tracking students’ progress and keeping tabs on the achievement gaps between certain groups.

Worse, Duncan wasn’t simply threatening parents who choose to opt out their children in general, but rather, a specific group of parents. A group he has maligned before. White parents. (read more)

US president-elect Barack Obama (C), vic

All your children belong to the regime !  Don’t forget it.

This might not end well for the administration if they choose to continue along this path.  Nothing is a more powerful force, or more dangerous to a controlling regime, than a motivated group of parents who act to protect their children.

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57 Responses to Education Secretary: Parents Who Opt Out Of Common Core are Racist – “Feds Will Step In” If Opt Out Continues…

  1. Josie says:

    All of this coercion in various areas will result in some states divorcing the feds, I think. I hope for that to occur. It’s the only way to shrink govt. Don’t take their blackmail money. I think education will survive without all this bullying and force. We managed prior to Jimmy Carter. I don’t have grandkids, but I’m already preparing for their education outside this corrupt system should I be blessed.

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  2. Blonde in Red says:

    Yes, because teaching common core math which basically tells your child it’s okay if 3+5 =7 is ‘okay’ if they can ‘explain’ why they ‘felt’ that answer was ‘right’ is an African concept and not a European logical concept. Also, teaching visually to the point of ridiculous ‘picture maffz’ is equally inept.

    Home birth and home school like I did, folks. This is straight up tyranny.

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    • Col.(R) Ken says:

      Correct! A continuation of dumbing down, my question is this; does Sidwell Friends Teach Common Core Math? Other common core subjects? Here’s a math problem: fuel/weight of an AH-64, lift off altitude of 5,800 feet, operating altitude of 8,000 feet. Distance to EA is 20k. What is my ordinance load, or operating weight?
      When you have the answer, let me know! And there is know rounding up!

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  3. benzy says:

    The first picture accompanying the story says it all. Look carefully at who is both philosophically and physically “backing up” the claim of refusing a test being “racist”. Yep.. non other than Eric “my people” Holder.

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  4. Justice_099 says:

    So, since the Federal government actually has zero authority over the parents, they will punish the State, who then will in turn punish the city, who will then in turn try to punish the school districts, who will in turn punish the parents? Really? How completely assbackwards from the Constitutional construct of this nation.

    I’d love to call it a completely empty threat because it isn’t legal in any sense of the meaning. But then, the government does so many illegal things and gets away with it…

    America is pretty much dead, folks. It is already a failed experiment. In my opinion it died well over 100 years ago with the implementation of a direct federal income tax during peacetime. It’s just been dying a very slow death since.

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    • Stormy says:

      And when we lost the Republic with the 17th Amendment…

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      • Justice_099 says:

        Good call. I had not read that one very closely before. Time to brush up, I think.

        Chilling!

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        • Col.(R) Ken says:

          Brush up! Or become the SME (subject matter expert) we need all hands on deck for this fight!

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          • Justice_099 says:

            Agreed. No excuses for it. Arrgh.

            I admit it has been a few years (hangs head in shame) since I last poured through it all including the clauses and comments. I had a link which was very helpful for that. I’ll have to see if I still have it.

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            • 7delta says:

              If you’ve not already, I suggest reading other old original documents too, like the Records of the Continental Congress, Constitutional Conventional, different State Ratification Records, 1-3rd Congress, then other Congressional Records as interest dictates, letters and speeches of the founders, Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalist Papers, State Department Records, SCOTUS rulings, etc. I aim for before 1850, but I’ll go anywhere to follow a particular subject.

              I’ve also read British history, law, origin and theories of common law, legal treatises from back in the day, the political philosophers who influenced the founders and various explanations of Natural Law. I’ve found a lot of things we’re told today came from the founders or from that era are taken out of context. Context matters.

              I don’t read every single word of every record, but I do skim a lot of the boring sections, like tariff charges, etc., because they offer insight into how the overall system was intended and viewed. In early Congressional Records, we see the first reps working out what the new Constitution means in theory and practice compared to the previous colonial systems they knew. They had to sift through ‘then and now’ while creating new laws from scratch, then adjusting as mistakes were made, exceptions to the rule occurred or when an oversight presented itself.

              Looking back from now, when there appears to be an overlap between British Law/legal theory and U.S. Constitutional Law, it becomes easier to see the differences in the underlying theory that supports each surface similarity. Monarchy v. Constitutional Republic. Sovereignty of the monarch v. sovereignty of the People. The flow of power is completely opposite, even when the law or philosophy looks essentially the same. It makes a difference in how the broader law or theory should be interpreted and understood.

              Most people understand the broad philosophy of liberty, justice, etc. but when we understand the origins, nuances and logic the philosophy is built on, it’s easier to discern original intent and meaning…the scope of federal power and its limitations…because we recognize the underlying philosophy as a whole. It underpins the entire system. It’s consistent. It has to be to establish a workable and predictable Rule of Law. The protection of liberty and equal justice depends on that consistency. If we veer from that original philosophical foundation and its extension into just laws and equal application, we get…now…a political theory based in “if you tell a lie often enough…”

              It takes a little time to get into the swing of reading old documents. The people of that era often spelled with f’s for s’s and their patterns of speech and writing was quite different than today’s. They used lots of big words. LOL. They also defined those words by classical definitions, not the more modern ones often applied today. Once I got the hang of it, I found I love this stuff. I’ve learned a lot and continue to learn new stuff all the time. IMO, it’s very important. That may not seem so right now, but it is and it’s going to be essential to survival down the road.

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  5. Lou says:

    NCLB is exactly why we don’t need Jeb Bush.

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  6. rashomon says:

    Thank you for highlighting this issue, Sundance. Unless parents and community members step up to take control of their local schools, we as a country will never maintain the dynamic country our founders envisioned.

    It took four decades to develop this school, which serves students of all races, classes and educational interests — no lottery to skim off the best and the brightest. It now ranks among the top schools for parents and student satisfaction, sends 75% of its graduates to selected enrollment (fast track) high schools, has expanded its foreign language curricula to include Chinese as well as Europe with immersion trips to the countries to further a student’s understanding of the culture, affords students multiple after school activities and, frankly, well exceeds the dreams of the parents and educators who kicked off this idea. And, it has been, as always designed and thanks to the success of this location, duplicated across the city.

    Now, a principal so perfect for her role has opted out. Why? Testing, testing, testing. Preparing for tests. Categorizing students by test scores. Piling one stress after another on children who, as most children do, learn in various ways; this prepping might not fit their individual learning style. Not to mention the time wasted. Ms. Heurtefeu (read her bio) is a jewel amongst the desert sands and we are fluffing off her warning…not just to this school, but to the thousands that Arne Duncan, Bill Ayres and HIs Highness The Barack did such a fine job of improving while leading the Chicago Schools over the years.

    Their arrogance astonishes me.

    http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150325/old-town/top-principal-leave-cps-blames-over-testing

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  7. LadyRavenSDC says:

    Reblogged this on LadyRaven's Whisky In A Jar – OH! and commented:

    Sundance – “This might not end well for the administration if they choose to continue along this path. Nothing is a more powerful force, or more dangerous to a controlling regime, than a motivated group of parents who act to protect their children.”

    This on twitter – Ministry Of Truth ✒️ @USABillOfRights
    HAD ENOUGH YET?
    TERMINUS
    There Is A Point When Men Realize Future Of Their Families FAR OUTWEIGH Any Consequences Of Taking Matters In Their Own Hands

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  8. Chip Bennett says:

    Home School FTW.

    And Arne: you can go pound sand.

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  9. Father Paul Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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  10. agent provocateur says:

    Reblogged this on Nevada State Personnel Watch.

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  11. Concerned says:

    “the goal of testing is really about ensuring about equity of opportunity”

    Really? I thought the goal of testing was identify the kids who need extra attention. If they score low they need help. Has nothing at all to do with race, gender, or any other physical criteria. Am I missing something?

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    • annieoakley says:

      They test for a few weeks. Go on field trips to a mosque for ‘diversity’ and then test again for a few weeks. Children are belong to the Federal Government.

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    • Les says:

      “and keeping tabs on the achievement gaps between certain groups.”

      They could just the Bell Curve for that.

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    • Anubis says:

      If they score low on recognizing white privilege test their parents will get extra attention. Common Core Math 2+2=5 because its racist that Asians & whites can do that level math in their heads.

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  12. Keine S.S. Kinder kampfen

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  13. Guilty says:

    This is so disturbing…but not surprising. I am wondering what kind of enforcement they will come up with if it gets to that point. We have already opted out of the whole public education system. Homeschooling for us. I am waiting for the day they outlaw that, too. Pretty sure it’s coming eventually. I hope all of the parents opting out of the tests can stand firm, or that many are able to get out of the system altogether. But the government needs control, control, control.

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    • michellc says:

      I think the more parents who opt out of public education for their children, the more likely that day will come when they outlaw homeschooling. School administrators, teachers and many politicians already whine and complain about homeschool kids.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Lucille says:

      Enforcement may come in the form of accusations of child abuse. Remember the German family several years back who homeschooled their children? One of the girls was taken out of the home, placed in foster care and forced to attend public school.

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    • 2x4x8 says:

      even most small towns have religious schools, whether Catholic or Baptist, private is better if folks are able to pay the extra cost, since they already pay into the State and Federal Gov that provide for public schools

      the Federal Gov entices States to voluntarily give up their sovereignty by legalized bribery, or simply called funding

      there are school districts that opted out of Michelle Obama’s Nutritional Lunch Program and lost Federal money so they can serve meals kids would be willing to eat and not throw it in the garbage

      States and local districts have taxing power too, in order to fund schools, sometimes referendums get voted down

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  14. Stormy says:

    Home School Legal Defense Association… don’t stay home without it…

    It is the most important place to start…

    http://www.hslda.org/

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  15. beaujest says:

    Arnie “Commie”Duncan !

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  16. Take your children out of those Government Indoctrination Centers (aka “schools”) right away. Enroll them in private or church schools. Do it today while they’re still yours, and before the Department of (mis)Education turns them into blank-eyed “Children of the Corn” night creatures.

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    • Les says:

      Many private schools and church schools only have one certified teacher on staff. And many aren’t heavy on the sciences. Catholic schools are usually better at both of these issues, but if private/parochial education were a perfect answer everybody would have already done that. Plus, some people just can’t afford to do that or aren’t able to provide transportation due to work.

      Instead, we need to fix the system we are paying for in this country.

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      • Sandra says:

        I think it’s too late to fix the system in the large urban areas because the people in charge are only interested in the education of black kids. Whites and hispanics aren’t on their radar. If I had kids I would definitely home school them or start a school.

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        • Les says:

          If you bring punishment back (and I don’t mean corporal punishment, I mean suspension and expulsion) and kick kids out of public schools who shouldn’t be there endangering/interrupting others, parents would be forced to raise kids properly. If you are expelled from one public school in one place, be expelled from every single public school.

          Give the kid one chance at alternative public school then OUT if they can’t do better. It then forces the parent to either A) homeschool, B) pay for school and MAKE their kid behave.

          Education changed because of the special needs population parent lobbies. I’m not talking about kids who were born with a disability or the “good” kids who do the best they can and behave at school. Education changed because the parents of the horrible kids, the ones affected by crack and alcohol during gestation and a messed up home life that gave them emotional problems, made the Dept of Ed make new rules so their little sundrops didn’t have to behave. Mainstreaming education caused this. It wasn’t such a huge problem when kids with extreme emotional disturbances were segregated.

          If you look at every change that has been made in the last decade or so, you will see a special population behind it. Common Core was influenced by migrant farm workers, NCLB is about special populations (racial and poor non-working offspring) with educational gaps. As someone posted upstream, it has nothing to do with your sweet kid that goes to school and behaves and learns and everything to do with immigration, drunks/druggies, and non-contributing members of society.

          We are catering to the lowest common denominator. 99.9% of them will NEVER contribute anything, will never be worthy of the effort or cost. The good kid are suffering for nothing.

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        • Jett Black says:

          Actually, they’re only interested in keeping blacks on the demonrat reservation and getting hispanics stuck in the same sewer. Education has nothing to do with it. In fact, the worse those groups continue to perform, the more power the demonrat scum think they’ll have. It won’t be long, though before they’ll get to see what it’s like to rule in Hell, instead of serve in Heaven. ‘Cause they’ll be in hell, with all the ignorant, entitled savages they created.

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  17. CrankyinAZ says:

    Saw this coming years ago when I pulled my daughter out to start homeschooling. And if she was still in school I would opt-out. This “testing” is nothing like the yearly Iowa tests we had when I went to school. I actually have no problem with those (I gave those to my own daughter while homeschooling to see how she’s doing). But these CC tests are different. Heck, school is different and the whole system is different. I can see them coming after the homeschoolers next. 😦

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  18. Monroe says:

    Hmmm… go after parents who are actively involved in raising their children.

    But no punishment of parents with truant kids, violent in the classroom kids……

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  19. texan59 says:

    Mr. Duncan will especially be upset about this. Of all places, Seattle junior class opt-out 100% at this high school. WOOHOO!

    http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2015/04/23/sbac-standardized-testing-nathan-hale-high-school/26267407/

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  20. czarowniczy says:

    And the canary in the coalmine was John Singer who was, unless I’m wrong, the first US citizen targeted and executed by a state for his homeschooling his own children instead of turning them over to the heathen, progressive state school system. Utah too – go figure. Guy should be the patron saint of homeschooling.

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  21. Sandra says:

    They’re probably trying to devise some way to punish the test opt-outs and home schoolers with a tax, just as they did with the people who refuse to purchase health insurance. If you do not participate in their communist scheme, you must be punished. Not legal to actually throw you in jail, so they levy a tax.

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    • Les says:

      Home schoolers are already punished because they don’t get a tax break to home school. They are paying property taxes to fund the schools and aren’t getting any benefit from it.

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      • Just a reader says:

        Yes they are. They’re paying property taxes to keep their children’s home neighborhoods as white as possible. And that’s a good thing.

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  22. TwoLaine says:

    Too late! They are using Sandy Hook to kill home schooling…

    SANDY HOOK COMMISSION BLAMES HOMESCHOOLING
    http://www.wnd.com/2014/09/sandy-hook-commission-blames-homeschooling/

    Sandy Hook Panel Wrong On Home Schooling
    http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-hennessey-home-school-sandy-hook-0208-20150206-story.html

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    • auscitizenmom says:

      It appears {banging head on desk} that this panel feels that putting a wacko into a classroom is better than trying to control him in the home. Besides that, this young man who was seriously disturbed, had been in the public school system until the 11th grade. My own opinion is that it was probably the bullying or ostracizing this strange looking and acting young man was exposed to in public school that had more to do with his final actions than the homeschooling at the end.

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  23. 180daysofkindergarten says:

    I could really take off on this subject but it would be preaching to the choir. For any of you who are curious you can easily access sample tests by going to your state’s or any state’s testing website and access the practice tests. Try a 6th grade math. There is no way it exemplifies a 6th grade math competency. I really do not think 50% of these kids are going to pass. I really wonder what kind of messed up reason they are going to come up with for that. As a parent, I’m scared (I use a charter) and school staff ought be nervous. I could see the thugs like Arne fudging the results to get rid of education alternatives. I really think that is what this is all about. There is no way that these tests were designed for any other purpose.

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    • georgiafl says:

      Pearson or another company that supplies the tests and the company that scores the tests will make MONEY. Ted Turner used to own Pearson or another company that prints textbooks, hence the propaganda (Islamist, anti-American, pro-gay, etc.) contained in them.

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  24. Truth says:

    “Jazz Hands” for the Education Secretary, everyone! Let’s hear it!

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  25. aprilyn43 says:

    Yes, nothing is more powerful than parents acting to protect their children ….. But, in a “Dictatorship” parents aren’t the ones with the power “over” the children, the state is.

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  26. ursa5000 says:

    Or what, Comrade Duncan? Arrest, jail, fines, re-education camps?

    What garbage, what filth, what hubris you represent Obergruppenführer Duncan. Only the most base and vile individual would even spew such hatred to parents. Disgusting and foul. When will you stop molesting children and their parents.?

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  27. Racist? I had no idea Common Core was for any special race? Could somebody please tell me what RACE Common Core is for?

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