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South Carolina Common Core News

 
  • Parents threatened with jail time for refusing Common Core tests.
    Parents threatened with jail time for refusing Common Core tests.
  • Jane Robbins – Statehouse Rally Speaker 2/26/2015
    Jane Robbins – Statehouse Rally Speaker 2/26/2015
  • Professor Sandra Stotsky - SCPIE Statehouse Rally 2/26/2015
    Professor Sandra Stotsky - SCPIE Statehouse Rally 2/26/2015
  • Rev. Rafael Cruz – Statehouse Rally Speaker 2/26/2015
    Rev. Rafael Cruz – Statehouse Rally Speaker 2/26/2015
  • Karen Lamoreaux – Statehouse Rally Speaker 2/26/2015
    Karen Lamoreaux – Statehouse Rally Speaker 2/26/2015
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Thomas Jefferson on the Purpose of Education
August 4, 1818 "The objects of this primary education are to give to every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business; To enable him to calculate for himself, and to express and preserve his ideas, his contracts and accounts, in writing; To improve by reading, his morals and faculties; To understand his duties to his neighbors and country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either; To know his rights; to exercise with order and justice those he retains; to choose with discretion the fiduciary of those he delegates; and to notice their conduct with diligence, with candor and judgment; And, in general, to observe with intelligence and faithfulness all the social relations under which he shall be placed. To instruct the mass of our citizens in these, their rights, interests and duties, as men and citizens, being then the objects of education in the primary schools, whether private or public, in them should be taught reading, writing and numerical arithmetic, the elements of mensuration...and the outlines of geography and history.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
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The SC LAW that governs sex education is the "Comprehensive Health Education Act" it can be found at the below link.

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/query.php?search=DOC

Section 59 32 50 addresses opting out. Schools are required by LAW to notify parents of the content of the sexual education class and unless the parent signs a letter to send to the school saying they want their child exempted from attending then YOUR child will be included in the sex ed classes.

The Health/Sex standards are located here for YOU to view ahead of time.>>>> https://ed.sc.gov/.../2009HealthEducationStandards.pdf They were revised in 2009

WHAT WE HERE WOULD LIKE PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO COMMENT BELOW ON IS IF YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL IS ACTUALLY FOLLOWING THE LAW? WERE YOU INFORMED OF THE RIGHT TO OPT OUT OF THE SEX ED CLASSES?

What ELSE is VERY INTERESTING to me is that in the LAW and in the STANDARDS it clearly states: "NOTE: References to homosexuality are prohibited by the
Comprehensive Health Act except in the context
of instruction concerning sexually transmitted diseases."

Now...how many of you know for a fact that YOUR child's school followed that LAW? Are they talking about homosexuality in these SEX ED classes in SC??? Please let us know in the comment section...because it is a LAW!

It is also interesting that on the Education Oversight Committee's post about the "Family Friendly" Education Standards link there is no link to the SEX EDUCATION standards in our schools! Why wouldn't they want to inform parents of the Sex Ed standards and the LAW about informing parents they have the right to opt out and that homosexuality is NOT supposed to be discussed???
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I loved this comment made on the EDUCATION OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE Facebook page when they posted their "family friendly" standards guide about testing!..."This demonstrates what's wrong with imposing high stakes testing on schools that warp education to teaching to the test. Think about the educational background parents themselves must have to read and comprehend this three page, "simplified" explanation of the testing their children must endure. How many teachers really understand it? Imagine the number of bureaucrats and the piles of regulations and instructions required to administer this.

The EOCs post starts, "Most assessments given to students are not designed to be "high-stakes." One of the recommendations is 'Remind your child to do their best because some test scores can have an impact on his or her future." No, there's nothing high stakes about that.

The bottom line is that this top down, one-size-fits all system is imposed on schools because political and education leaders at the highest level in SC don't trust teachers as professionals to do their jobs. Until we address that problem, we can impose all the bureaucracy on schools we want and little will change."
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