Anti – Common Core in National News: From Reuters, Washington Times, CNN, Washington Post, Huffington Post, Texas Tribune, Boston Globe, USA Today, Tampa Bay Times, Education Week, Deseret News, New York Post   2 comments

The following links to national news articles and opinion editorials show that Common Core is an increasingly controversial issue– with good reason.

The adoption and implementation of Common Core by all but a handful of states has circumvented all voters and legislators, yet it’s a heavy handed program now being imposed on over 90% of all teachers and students in America. There are massive privacy intrusions via the common, nationalized test, and there are liberty intrusions because the national standards can’t be amended by individual states. There are costs that have not even been analyzed, both financial costs and educational autonomy and educational quality costs. The list of reasons that people are opposed to Common Core is long…  So happy reading!

Parents Protest Surge in Standardized Testing:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/12/us-usa-education-testing-idUSBRE85B0EO20120612

Protest Builds Against Pearson, Testing and Common Core:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-singer/protest-builds-against-pe_b_1586573.html

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Backs Bill to Block Common Core:

http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/sc-gov-nikki-haley-backs-bill-to-block-common-core-standards/

Obama Admin forces States to choose one federally mandated education system, either No Child Left Behind or Common Core:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/obama-to-issue-no-child-left-behind-waivers-to-states/2011/09/22/gIQAqGTnoK_story.html

Common Core Drives Wedge in Education

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/story/2012-04-28/common-core-education/54583192/1

Can States Withdraw from Obama Ed?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/5/want-to-withdraw-from-obama-ed/

Common Core Math In North Carolina Would Keep Elementary Students From Taking Middle School Courses:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/30/wake-education_n_1556315.html

Does Common Core Provide an International Benchmark or not?

http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/does-common-core-provide-an-international-benchmark/

Is Common Core Hurting Kids’ Love For School?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nicholas-tampio/do-we-need-a-common-core_b_1497854.html

FCAT controversy in Florida:

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/content/education-commissioner-gerard-robinson-calls-fsba-anti-fcat-resolution-short-providing-hope

South Carolina Senator Mike Fair Fighting Nationalization of Education

http://palmettopublicrecord.org/2012/05/24/sc-senator-still-fighting-against-education-standards/

Cursive vs. Typing

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-08-24/us/cursive.writing.irpt_1_cursive-handwriting-lessons-penmanship?_s=PM:IREPORT

Making Standards and Sausages:

http://educatingourselves.blogs.deseretnews.com/2012/04/23/making-standards-and-sausages/

Parents and Teachers Should Oppose Common Core

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765574337/Parents-and-teachers-should-oppose-Common-Core.html

Professor Sandra Stotsky, Common Core Validation Committee Member, Refuses to Sign off on Common Core:

http://parentsacrossamerica.org/2011/04/sandra-stotsky-on-the-mediocrity-of-the-common-core-ela-standards/

Are the Feds Tracking Your Kids?

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/how_the_feds_are_tracking_your_kid_xC6wecT8ZidCAzfqegB6hL

What Would The Founders Say About Common Core?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alan-singer/what-would-the-founders-s_b_1562689.html

Arne Duncan and Rick Perry on the mandate to choose either No Child Left Behind or Common Core:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/arne-duncan-blasts-rick-perry-and-texas-schools/2011/08/18/gIQAw3qOOJ_blog.html

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-education/public-education/secretary-education-sits-down-rick-perry/

Arne Duncan’s Attack of Texas Governor Rick Perry for wisely rejecting Common Core:

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2011/08/arne_duncan_attacks_rick_perry.html

http://governor.state.tx.us/files/press-office/O-DuncanArne201001130344.pdf

Florida Senator Marco Rubio Confronts Federal Dept. of Education:

http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/rubio-to-duncan-administration-cant-force-states-to-comply/

David Coleman, Common Core Standards Architect and Socialist, becomes U.S. College Board President:

http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/05/the_wrong_lesson_on_national_s.html

Mitt Romney’s Educational Standards Platform:

http://boston.com/community/blogs/rock_the_schoolhouse/2012/05/different_perspectives_on_gov.html

http://www.educationnews.org/education-policy-and-politics/should-california-abandon-common-core-standards/

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