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Parents Opting Out

As a mother, I want to opt my child out of National Standards testing.  I am not the only one.

I also intend want to refuse to have any data on my child entered into the PaCT system where it will be held by government and stored in the cloud.  Given the government’s record on IT systems, I have no faith it would be safe.  I also have no faith it would not be shared with agencies I disapprove of.

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So, experts, where do parents stand legally on those two issues?

I would not want to put my child’s teacher in a difficult position, nor the school, so need to know exactly what my rights are.

If you can help or advise me, please comment below.

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  1. I had a friend write to the MOE and the National Party when standards first came in. She was told that she did not have the right to opt out. Not sure what legal options there are, but it would be worth exploring. There surely must be a way to keep your child’s information from being put into PaCT.


    Posted by Auntie Barb | July 10, 2013, 9:31 pm
    • We may not legally have the right to pull out if our child attends a government funded school but! If enough people do it what are they going to do? Also if you homeschool your child you have the right to not use the nz curriculum!! If Goverment implements this National testing who will join me six weeks before applying to homeschool my child because I object to national tests and standards!!


      Posted by Melissa Goudie-Park | July 11, 2013, 6:47 am

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