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Common Core:

Dangers And Threats To American


Liberty And Education
!

What is Common Core?

Common Core is an abbreviated term used to refer to the Common Core


State Standards Initiative, a set of national standards for English and
mathematics (with science guidelines forthcoming) written and copyrighted
by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief
State School Officers (CCSSO). Backed and funded by the Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation, these standards were adopted sight unseen by 46 states
in exchange for Race To The Top money or a waiver from No Child Left
Behind.

NGA
N
Center/CCSSO shall be acknowledged
as
a the sole owners and developers of the
Common
C
Core State Standards, and no claims
to
t the contrary shall be made.
Any publication or public display shall include the following notice: Copyright
2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of
Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.
States and territories of the United States as well as the District of Columbia that
have adopted the Common Core State Standards in whole are exempt from this
provision of the License.

What threats does


Common Core pose?

Experts and educators have described the standards as common or


mediocre and one-size-fits-all education. The adoption of CCSS makes
possible the following examples of government overreach:
1.!!!! Complete federal control of education and corresponding loss of state
and local autonomy, input, and control, as well as loss of parental control
and influence.
In imposing the Common Core Standards and aligned assessments on the States,
the federal government is violating three statutes and has put America on the road
to a national curriculum. With respect to the Race to the Top/Common Core
scheme, Robert S. Eitel and Kent D. Talbert, former deputy general counsel and
general counsel, respectively, of the U.S. Department of Education, concluded that
these standards and assessments will ultimately direct the course of elementary
and secondary study in most states across the nation, running the risk that states
will become little more than administrative agents for a nationalized K-12 program
of instruction and raising a fundamental question about whether the Department is
exceeding its statutory boundaries.

What threats does


Common Core pose?

The Race to the Top application, the initial vehicle through which Common
Core was imposed on the states, requires the applicants to adopt a set of
content standards . . . that are substantially identical across all States in a
consortium. This means that states must adopt Common Core word for
word. They may supplement the Standards, but only if the additional
standards do not exceed 15 percent of the States total standards for that
content area. There is no provision allowing a state to subtract anything
from the Common Core Standards.

Outcome Based
Education

One size fits all is not the answer


But even under the new common core if even if they said 3 * 4 was 11, if
they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up
with there answer. Really in words and oral explanation and they showed
it in a picture but they just got the final answer wrong. We're more
focused on the how and the why.

What threats does


Common Core pose?

!2.!!!!!Mandated cooperation with the enforcement of ObamaCare.

3.!!!!!Data-mining and Intrusive record keeping.

Student Affective Sensorss

What threats does


Common Core pose?

4.!!!!!Trojan Horse for outside interest groups, including Planned


Parenthood, the National Sexuality Education Standards, and the United
Nations, specifically Agenda 21.!

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What threats does


Common Core pose?

5.!!!!!Socialist-style educational approach and methodology.

How will Common Core


affect homeschooling
families?

! ! ! !1. The HSLDA has long warned about the dangers of!!CCSS.
For now, the Common Core applies only to public schools in the 45 states that
have adopted it. Federal law, under 20 U.S.C. 7886, prohibits any federal
education mandates from applying to private schools that do not receive federal
funds or homeschools.!!
! !The current impact of the Common Core on home and private education is
revealed in the expanding state longitudinal databases, shifting college
admissions expectations, newly updated curricula, and revised standardized
tests. All these are fulfilling education historian Diane Ravitchs prediction that
no one will escape [the Common Cores] reach, whether they attend public or
private school.

How will Common Core


affect homeschooling
families?

Perhaps the most immediate threat to homeschool and private school


students is the expansion of statewide longitudinal databases. The designers
of the new systems fully intend for homeschool and private school students
to be part of the massive data collection.

2. The SAT will be aligned with CCSS. !The ACT is still in question.
3. ObamaCare includes mandates for assessing all childrens education and
development
4. Many publishers of homeschool material have announced their alignment
with CCSS.

Sir Michael Barber


(Pearson Publishing)