If you want to have a say before the final vote for Common Core Standards you need to contact your Senators by April 25th.
Go here to learn more about what these standards are: CoreStandards.org or just download the CCS here.
Get some of your questions answered in this video, Part 1 of 5 Stop the Common Core
From another source, below:
Diane Ravitch, an educational historian and Research Professor of Education at New York University, who at one time was neither for nor against Common Core says on her blog:
“President Obama and Secretary Duncan often say that the Common Core standards were developed by the states and voluntarily adopted by them. This is not true.
They were developed by an organization called Achieve and the National Governors Association, both of which were generously funded by the Gates Foundation. There was minimal public engagement in the development of the Common Core. Their creation was neither grassroots nor did it emanate from the states.
In fact, it was well understood by states that they would not be eligible for Race to the Top funding ($4.35 billion) unless they adopted the Common Core standards. Federal law prohibits the U.S. Department of Education from prescribing any curriculum, but in this case the Department figured out a clever way to evade the letter of the law. Forty-six states and the District of Columbia signed on, not because the Common Core standards were better than their own, but because they wanted a share of the federal cash. …” Read the rest of her post: Why I cannot support common core.
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