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Stop Common Core in Illinois

861 Signatures Goal: 1,000

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.

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• Common Core removes control of our state k-12 education standards from Illinois 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 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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facebook.com/stop-common-core-in-illinois & Michele Pfaff

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  • LaJuanda G.
    LaJuanda G. United States, Bloomington
    Apr 23, 2015
    Apr 23, 2015
    We need to come together and stop common core in its tracks!
  • Matthew Brewer
    Matthew Brewer United States, Bloomingdale
    Apr 03, 2015
    Apr 03, 2015
    Common core is disgusting and must be stopped by the American people.
  • Andrew D Melody
    Andrew D Melody United States, Chicago
    Mar 11, 2015
    Mar 11, 2015
    Common core is a terrible and confused idea, and makes it near impossible for parents to help their children at home.
  • Lisa
    Lisa United States, Hanover Park
    Mar 09, 2015
    Mar 09, 2015
    Common Core and the PARCC test has got to go! Kids are guinea pigs and teachers being evaluated this way is very unfair! All education comes down to right now is how much federal dollars can we get.
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