Under California Education Code Section 33308.5, the California Department of Education adoption of the Common Core Standard is NOT binding on the local school districts. The school district has the ultimate say on whether or not to adopt and deploy the Common Core Standard.
Download and submit the Opt Out form every school year following the instructions on the back side of the Form.
Educate your children about their right to privacy and role play with them how to express their disapproval of inappropriate lines of questioning about their and their family's privacy.
Your children will be your eyes and ears of any violations of your right to privacy.
In the state of California the political supermajority will be unmoved by concerns about the federalized Common Core "state standards". To engage the polical establishment directly over the pros and cons of federalized standards is not going to get a parent far.
On the other hand, California has among the nation's strongest student privacy laws. California's privacy laws and the parent's right to opt out over privacy issues covered by the statutes is not a debate over opinions, instead it is the law. The education establishment has no option but to obey the law regarding student privacy. Our best strategy is to focus on protecting our children's privacy and this of itself will slow and even maybe derail the deployment of Common Core State Standars in California.
33308.5. (a) Program guidelines issued by the State Department of Education shall be designed to serve as a model or example, and shall not be prescriptive. Program guidelines issued by the department shall include written notification that the guidelines are merely exemplary, and that compliance with the guidelines is not mandatory.
60615 Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a parent’s or guardian’s written request to school officials to excuse his or her child from any or all part of the assessments administered pursuant to this chapter shall be granted.” State tests are mandatory for districts to administer but optional for students to take (with parent opt out).