LouisianiansAgainst Common Core
Welcome to our petition. If you’ve never heard about Common Core, it is an initiative funded by special interests and the federal government with the goal of nationalizing education.
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ROADMAP TO UNDERSTANDING COMMON CORE - PREZI PRESENTATION
What isCommon Core?
EVIDENCE OF NATIONAL TAKEOVER.
Anyone who tells you not to worry and that you just don’t know all the facts, is someone who either hasn’t looked at the evidence and is blindly following what they’ve been told, or is intellectually dishonest.
It shows that President Obama dangled a seductive carrot in the form of Race to the Top grants to get states to play jackpot with our money and after inserting the million dollar coin came up short.
There is still time to right the ship if we act now and get our leaders to take action to reverse this power grab and keep control of our education system. THIS IS ASTATES' RIGHTSISSUE.
*** PETITION ***
Weask the Governor, State Board of Education, and State Superintendent to immediately take the steps necessary to rescind Common Core adoption,PARCC membership, the Race to the Top application, the No Child Left Behind waiver, and all other requirements upon the state that are related to these.
Second,We request theLouisiana Attorney General to review all documentation related to such applications and contracts as mentioned above to ensure our state sovereignty is held inviolate.We further request that this review of programs, documents, and applications, include an examination to ensure no private or personal information about students is transmitted outside of local schools and districts.
Third, inasmuch as theLouisiana State Board of Education adopted Common Core State Standards before they were even finalized, failed to perform a cost analysis related to statewide adoption, and failed to hold public meetings , we consider the standards "null and void".
Fourth, give individual schools and districts full local control with the ability to adopt their own curriculums; choose their own personnel; decide on their own text books, testing, discipline policies free from standards, assessments, and research-based curriculum; thus, providing REAL opportunities for parents to have actual choices in deciding on schools for their children.
Fifth,We request that legislators develop a 5-year plan to getLOUISIANA off all federal funding of education, and if the federal government threatens to pull non-education related funding away from the state as we pursue this course, that this knowledge should be made public and fought with the assistance of the state Attorney General.
Sixth, We ask that the State strengthen privacy laws and make sharing of personal student data with any state or federal entity a crime both for the one disseminating and the recipient who requested personal information
Concerned Citizens of Louisiana
Petition will be sent to the Governor, State Board of Education, and State Superintendent. (Date to be announced)
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Common core has to go. I have 2 kids and we are up till almost 10 pm every night Monday through thursday doing homework. There is never enough time for them to study because i have to explain over and over to them until they understand. Very few kids usually drop out of school but with this new common core that number will increase
As a mother of a six year old first grade student, I am absolutely against the Common Core Standards. My six year old is currently enrolled in a private school and has been making straight A's all school year. Recently at Parent-Teacher Conference I was advised that I should expect his grades to drop because the fundamentals they are teaching in the Common Core Subjects are getting harder for the students to learn. On the same note I was told that the students need to pay more attention in class because their parents don't understand what they are being taught. This is extremely true! I battle homework every night for at least an hour (when we are told that homework should take no more than 20 minutes a night) because as a parent, I have to re-educate myself with "Common Core Standards" just so I can assist my son with homework. As parents we are being told this is a "new way" of teaching children in order to prepare them for College. Hello, these children are in 1st grade, they are not even thinking about college nor do half of them know what college is. Learning is supposed to be fun especially at such a young age when these children are just now learning. Having to educate themselves this way is not fun and it's not helpful by any means. In fact, this method is putting more stress on these young children than necessary. If elementary, middle and high school is this hard on the students, why on Earth would they even consider going to college? To those who signed the bill to mandate the Common Core Standards in Louisiana you should be ashamed of yourselves for putting these children through hell in order to learn this material the way it is being taught. Shame on all of you! I have no respect for any of you!
Dennis P. Burke, Sr.
Common Core is the symptom of an insidious disease that has plagued this nation for over a century. This freedom-eating disease is ironically labeled "progressivism". If we eliminate the Common Core symptom, the disease will develop another one. We need to get rid of this disease, and thereby restore our Republic, by re-establishing the traditional American education that began to be sabotaged about a century ago. If we do that, then the Declaration, the Constitution, God, the rule of law, freedom and true academic rigor, etc. will once again be ours just as they were when they propelled this nation to be the freest, strongest and most prosperous in history.
If you want to know where the sabotage of American education began, simply read the short easy book "The Leipzig Connection" by Paolo Lionni. If you want to know more, read the "deliberate dumbing down of America" by Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt. The 1999 edition is very detailed and available as a free e-book download. The 2011 edition is not downloadable but is much shorter and has a Common Core update chapter. Read these two books and you will know all you need to know about the purposeful demise of this nation's education system and, in turn, the demise of our Republic. It's reversible if we act now. Jettisoning Common Core is Step One
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