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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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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Feb 16, 2017
    Feb 16, 2017
    Common core is an epic fail
  • Marlys Thomas
    Marlys Thomas United States, Shelbyville
    Feb 10, 2017
    Feb 10, 2017
    This is the absolute dumbest idea yet for teaching children math!
  • Daniel Adams
    Daniel Adams United States, Gurnee
    Jan 16, 2017
    Jan 16, 2017
    My 4th child. ALL 3 of the others have done very well in school and in college and are on track to make a difference in society. We moved to IL and you are trying to make my youngest child completely dumb. Even the other 3 children cannot help her with her homework after making Deans lists their Freshman Year in college. Stop milking the financial system at the exsoense of my child!!!
  • 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?
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