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
    Jul 19, 2017
    Jul 19, 2017
    Schools should be screen free, use practical application, and more hands-on learning. See Montessori schools for a good example.
  • Adiya Flowers
    Adiya Flowers United States, Chicago
    May 19, 2017
    May 19, 2017
    Common Core has set my child back 2 grade levels since being adopted in IL
  • Katherine Zack
    Katherine Zack United States, Chicago
    May 18, 2017
    May 18, 2017
    Stop Comon Core! Even if you don't have kids. I bet this is a nightmare for at least 3 of your friend's children.
  • James Rich
    James Rich United States
    Mar 15, 2017
    Mar 15, 2017
    It dumbs down the children and forces them to take a route that is not best for them.
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