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Support Local Control of Education - Get Missouri Out Of Common Core

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We reject the Federal Government's intrusion into our education system and want control over what is taught in our classroom returned to our state and local school boards.

• Common Core removes control of our state k-12 education standards from Missouri and puts it in the hands of private trade organizations who wrote and copyrighted the standards and who are not accountable to the public which pays for their implementation.

• It allows the federal government to dictate the terms of our teacher evaluations.

• It makes it practically impossible for local school districts to control their costs because independent consortia develop assessment tools which our districts must use. These on-line assessments are not only many times more expensive than our existing MAP tests, they are a technical impossibility for many schools in our state who do not have broadband access to the internet.

• Common Core Standards are not internationally benchmarked as marketed, nor have they been tested and found to be superior to existing state standards. They have never been tried before. Their implementation in 45 states amounts to a massive pilot program that uses our children as test subjects.

• Common Core assessments ramp up the collection of personally identifiable data on our children. Through various agreements this data will be sent directly to the US Department of Education who has changed the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) to allow this data to be shared with other government agencies and third parties without our knowledge or consent.

• The architect of the Common Core Standards has vowed to align the SAT tests to these standards thereby pressuring homeschoolers and private schools to teach to these standards as well. Millions of children will be lost inside a one size fits all system designed to create equal mediocrity among the new “global citizens.”


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  • Mindy Tuck
    Mindy Tuck United States
    Sep 03, 2015
    Sep 03, 2015
    I feel common core is a regression in the learning process for our children. I have never seen such a confusing and ignorant way to teach math. My children have never had any difficulties in math until our school purchased new "common core books." I am greatly disappointed that this new fad is being shoved down our children's throats. If I balanced my checkbook and rounded every time I added, I would be in a world of trouble. I do not have a PhD in Mathematics, but I do have a BS in Science Education and I have worked under a PhD organic chemist for the last 10 years, therefore I have taken upper level mathematics and use math in my job every day. My coworkers and I all feel common core is a waste of educational time and money. Thank you.
  • Adria Rogers
    Adria Rogers United States
    Aug 25, 2015
    Aug 25, 2015
    How are we supposed to help our kids with their homework the way they are supposed to do the process when we learned a more simple way, and get the same result with less confusion and less steps? K8ds already have enough pressure....
  • Dana kerr
    Dana kerr United States
    Aug 25, 2015
    Aug 25, 2015
    Common core is too hard just go back to adding numbers the normal way please
  • Lisa Collins
    Lisa Collins United States, Moscow Mills
    Aug 20, 2015
    Aug 20, 2015
    Stop common core
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