New Group on Facebook: Hoosier Moms Say No to Common Core
Sign a petition to stop the implementation of the Common Core in Indiana.
Our Founding Fathers believed education was critical to maintaining a democracy. They also understood that a national system of education could be used as a tool for indoctrination. That is why, though deeming education critical to preservation of the democracy, they left education to each state.
We were given a Republic, as quoted by Ben Franklin, if we could keep it. Today, the Common Core State Standards initiative threatens that Republic by nationalizing what will taught in schools.
Since a "Common Core" cannot be mandated federally, the Federal DOE tied receiving educational dollars to the acceptance of Common Core. The Common Core exists, then, under the guise of being a state initiative.
Follow this link to a complete timeline of events illustrating the national movement leading to Common Core, the usurping of State law, and the selling out of our pubic schools for private corporation gain.
Diane Ravitch blog asks why CCSS weren't field testing before adopting as a nation.
I said two years ago that they should be field-tested before national adoption. The critique says I am wrong, that the standards needed no field-testing, and that they should be adopted as is without delay. We know enough already.
I don't agree.