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October 10, 2014

Westfield to Formally Drop Common Core Demands

Scott Woodruff answers questions and assists members regarding legal issues in New Jersey. He and his wife homeschooled their children. Read more >>

Westfield Public Schools recently received national media attention and public criticism because of its policy—apparently the first in the nation—demanding that homeschool parents teach the Common Core to their children. (See our first article for background.)

After several communications from HSLDA, the school system is now taking formal steps to repeal the policy. On October 7, the school board conducted a first reading of a thoroughly revised homeschool policy. The proposed policy revision deletes all references to Common Core.

The school board meets again on October 21. We anticipate that the board will then take the last step necessary to repeal the current Common Core-oriented policy.

View the current policy >>

View the proposed policy >>

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