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Stop Common Core in Illinois

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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.

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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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  • Paula Hand
    Paula Hand United States, Peoria
    Feb 06, 2016
    Feb 06, 2016
    I see this as the dumbing down of our children. Simple as that. My Grandson always did very well in math and way ahead of the game through grade school. He is struggling now due to Common Core & his grades are falling. He has nobody to help him as his older sibling nor his mother know anything about it. He is also having problems with Language Arts also due to the Common Core concept. I just hope that IL continues their fight to get it stopped although the money spent may play a role in continuation of this ridiculous way of learning. Basic math has been used by all people and is used every day. This is all kids need to concentrate on to get them through life. It's not broke.....don't fix it.
  • Danny Atkinson
    Danny Atkinson United States, Dahlgren
    Feb 02, 2016
    Feb 02, 2016
    common core has caused my child extreme anxiety because of the massive amount of homework everynight.
  • carla e grey
    carla e grey United States, Chicago
    Jan 21, 2016
    Jan 21, 2016
    math can already be a struggle for some students but now it has gotten much harder and confusing.
  • Stephen J Sanders
    Stephen J Sanders United States
    Jan 20, 2016
    Jan 20, 2016
    It's an insult to education and a way to make 2 classes of people in the USA. Why have the ELITE schools said NO to common core!? Why did the states take their word without knowing ANYTHING about it!!!
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