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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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  • Melanie Dutton
    Melanie Dutton United States, Metropolis
    Nov 15, 2016
    Nov 15, 2016
    My son will be failing math thanks to Common Core. On what planet is it a good idea to teach studies to children in a way that they cannot receive help from their parents if they are struggling in it? Is it appropriate to suggest that a parent with a college degree go back to school to learn how to subtract and add?
  • Tanya Anderson
    Tanya Anderson United States, Peru
    Nov 03, 2016
    Nov 03, 2016
    Stop common core!!!! It is not helping our children, only hurting them!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Oct 27, 2016
    Oct 27, 2016
    Common core is garbage, its a political favor and not healthy for our children. I have spoken to many parents and they all agree this is a unacceptable way to teach children math. We need to stop now as we are hurting our children's future. Our children are confused and a simple math problem shouldn't have to be explained We need to bring back the basic math.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Oct 27, 2016
    1
    Oct 27, 2016
    Common Core Is turning a generation of Americans into Idiots, so for now Common Core a bad idea at the present time and what we need is a new President to abolish this idiotic intrusive Federal Government, that said, The American people NEED to know the TRUTH, so before you VOTE, watch this very highly informative video the liberal biased mainstream media will never show the American people: Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kypl1MYuKDY
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