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.”
Missouri's legislature has already produced and introduced a bill. At this point, I have not ready it, but will.
As I talked to my legislator last week, he was NOT in favor of CC, but was not sure he would support this new legislation...I need to put my hand on all the material I can that
specifically indicates why it should not be a part of a schools curriculum, not just antidotal data that parents don't like the home work ie, comparisons between NCLB, assesssments, NCLB was also top down...for 14 years and what makes this "top down" worse/
Also, lack of local is most often mentioned, but that ship sailed 14 years ago as well...what can we add to that argument?
I reject Common Core on the grounds that it is government controlled and not locally controlled. Our children's education will not be superior. They will be dumbed down to meet Common Core standards that have not been tested or tried before.
Please America Wake Up and smell the roses!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Common Core Education STINKS! We have lost our freedom of education if we accept this ! Last I knew this Country was founded on Freedom.
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