Big News!!! (March 2012)
The ACLU is interested in supporting any parents whose children received a penalty/threats for opting out of testing.
If you want to participate in the complaint please share the following:
- your story
- permission to join in on the ACLU complaint
- your return address
- a signature on a hard copy
Submit to: Nina Bishop, 3065 Windward Way, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
If you want your story published on The Innovative Educator blog, email firstname.lastname@example.org
In a U.S. Supreme Court determination, Troxel v. Granville, the justices relied on the 14th Amendment:
(a) The Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause has a substantive component that “provides heightened protection against government interference with certain fundamental rights and liberty interests,” Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U.S. 702, 720, including parents’ fundamental right to make decisions concerning the care, custody, and control of their children, see, e.g., Stanley v. Illinois, 405 U.S. 645, 651. Pp. 5—8.
Opt Out resources and information can be accessed here: http://optoutofstandardizedtests.wikispaces.com/