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

2,952 Signatures Goal: 5,000

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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  • Donna Vasquez
    Donna Vasquez United States, Independence
    Apr 20, 2015
    Apr 20, 2015
    Too much standardization and not enough individualism in Common Core. Individualism is what made our country great, and would continue to make it great if we would allow it.
  • Brenda Sides
    Brenda Sides United States
    Apr 19, 2015
    Apr 19, 2015
    Show me no More common core
  • Bob Sonntag
    Bob Sonntag United States, Carthage
    Apr 18, 2015
    Apr 18, 2015
    This monster needs to be slain!
  • Aurora gustafson
    Aurora gustafson United States, Festus
    Apr 11, 2015
    Apr 11, 2015
    I've done my research on common core. This is nothing but communism being taught to our children. Taking away the rights of teachers, parents, school boards, local and state govt. It has to be stopped.
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