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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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facebook.com/stop-common-core-in-illinois & Michele Pfaff

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  • Terry Neese
    Terry Neese United States, Wheaton
    Aug 17, 2016
    Aug 17, 2016
    Want this out of my kids life and am angry at our politicians and Republican and Democratice representatives who allowed this monstrosity to overtake our educational system. Get it out now. Anyone who opposes what this stands for has my vote.
  • Patricia fowler
    Patricia fowler United States, South Beloit
    Aug 10, 2016
    Aug 10, 2016
    Are teachers are tired of watching their students struggle. teaching this nonsense and our children are struggling and are so unhappy it's making kids hate math
  • Ali Simon
    Ali Simon United States, Chicago
    May 24, 2016
    May 24, 2016
    The stress created and the fact that parents struggle to understand it to help their kids with homework.....it is a ridiculous program. Go back to READING, WRITING, and ARITHMETIC. Served us all very well!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar 31, 2016
    Mar 31, 2016
    I HATE THIS AND I WANT TO BURN THE THE OFFICE WHO CREATED IT
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