Stop Common Core in Michigan and Support HB 4276
As a citizen and taxpayer of the great State of Michigan, I petition the Governor, the State Board of Education, and the combined Michigan House and Senate to take every action necessary to rescind the State's participation in Race to the Top, the Common Core State Standards, any agreement to share student data with the federal government or any other governmental or private entity, any national-testing consortium, and any scheme (such as No Child Left Behind waivers) that requires such participation. Michigan's citizens, have the constitutional right to exercise 100% control over the content standards in our public schools through our duly elected representatives in the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate.
Be it further resolved that I fully support passage of House Bill 4276, as introduced by Rep. Tom McMillin, which would amend the Revised School Code (MCL 380.1278) to prohibit the State Board of Education and the Department of Education from implementing the Common Core Curricular Standards, an initiative coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
The bill directs the State Board of Education to take the necessary action to rescind the board's June 15, 2010, adoption of the common core standards, and to discontinue any assessments aligned to those standards. If the bill were enacted into law, the state board and all state officials and agencies would be prohibited from participating in the common core state standards initiative.
Further, the bill stipulates that the SBE must ensure that the State Board Model Core Academic Curriculum Content Standards and the Subject Area Content Expectations that apply to the credit requirements of the Michigan Merit Standard (under sections 1278a and 1278b of the Revised School Code) are not based on the common core standards.
I feel the common core will do more harm than good as has been proven in prior years. Stay with what is tried and true. Our children's future depends on it.
Stop common core now
Stop the fascist takeover of education by the federal gov't. CCSS is not a state initiative in any way, shape, or form.
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