Initial Posting, October 12, 2011:
Common Core State Standards Initiative
It is definitely a concern, though not as directly as some people might think.
1. HSLDA has always been firmly opposed to the Common Core State Standards Initiative. See http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/201003310.asp, http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/201006180.asp, and http://www.hslda.org/docs/news/201008050.asp.
2. The CCSSI was adopted in Alabama in November of 2010, so this isn't really a new development, per se.
3. The adoption of the CCSSI in Alabama does not, at this point, change the legal requirements for home education in Alabama, as summarized on our website at http://www.hslda.org/laws/analysis/Alabama.pdf.
Should you have any further questions or comments, please do not hesitate to send me another email or give me a call.
Legal Assistant to Dewitt T. Black, III, Esq.
Home School Legal Defense Association
Phone: (540) 338-5600
Fax: (540) 338-1952