Support Local Control of Education - Get Missouri Out Of Common Core

Anne Gassel
Anne Gassel 422 Comments
2,989 Signatures Goal: 5,000

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.

• Common Core removes control of our state k-12 education standards from Missouri 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 MAP 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.”


  • Lana Drebes
    Lana Drebes United States, Hannibal
    Mar 08, 2017
    Mar 08, 2017
  • Carl Hughes
    Carl Hughes United States, Oceanside
    Feb 07, 2017
    Feb 07, 2017
    I have been taught a little bit of this method, and it fails into comparison to the regular standards.
  • carol johnson
    carol johnson United States, Sikeston
    Dec 27, 2016
    Dec 27, 2016
    Wake up parents and grandparents, common core is evil and it is child abuse.
  • chris m hampton
    chris m hampton United States, Saint Louis
    Nov 22, 2016
    Nov 22, 2016
    We Need rto Repeal Common Core To Return Local Conttol TO All Parents School borad MEmbers Communities To Get Teachers To DO Thier Jobs Or Get Fired. To eliminate Teachers Unions PErmantly Across THe State Of Missouri I've Learned Government, Spanish,French,German,math,
    Plays,Special Needs Programs To Eliminate one size fits all Pemantly Across Missouri When I Was In School In the 90s To Get Local Control Of Education To Kick Common Corre Out Of Missouri Permantly Right Now
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