As a citizen and taxpayer of the State of New York, I petition the Governor, the State Board of Education, the State School Superintendent, and the New York General Assembly 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. New York’s citizens, who pay approximately $13 billion annually in state and local taxes for education, have the constitutional right to exercise 100 percent control over the content standards in our public schools through our duly elected representatives in the New York Senate and the New York House.
CC has to go! Our kids are stressed. Our teachers are stressed. WE are all stressed!
Stop common core! Not every child is common, let learning be fun again!
Common Core is age inappropriate, a corporate backed plan to undermine the public school system, and is only being implemented to privatize education and line the pockets of the corporate backers.
Karen Marie, United Statesjust now Comments: Common Core is child abuse!
javier santos1 day ago Comments: am especially concerned with the federal government’s role in pushing the Common Core. Federal law prohibits the Department of Education from setting specific content standards, but using the Race to the Top program, the federal government has enticed many states to adopt the Common Core and develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core. Furthermore, I am disturbed by the efforts of the Department of Education and the Department of Labor—in connection with the Common Core—to begin collecting large amount of personal information on students from their preschool years through their entry into the workforce. This is extremely dangerous for the privacy of American schoolchildren.
Alex Sacilowski2 days ago Comments: I Am In 9th Grade. Common Core Has Made My Work 3x Harder Than Ever. I Hate Common Core
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