Yesterday, October 6th, Common Core had a crash in the state of California! At the Republican State Convention the following resolution passed overwhelmingly:
Resolution ( F2013-2) to Oppose and Eliminate Common Core Education Policies in California
(Co-authored by Bill Evers & Randall Jordan)
Whereas the federally-promoted Common Core national curriculum-content standards in math and English (and now the related Next Generation national standards in science) water down what has been expected academically of California’s K-12 students;
Whereas the Common Core tests will collect extensive data on students, and the Obama administration has turned upside down federal regulations that previously protected student privacy;
Whereas Common Core is accompanied by federally-funded tests, and the Obama administration’s promotion of national standards and national tests violate federal statutes that protect us against a national K-12 curriculum;
Whereas Common Core and Next Generation are national efforts at one-size-fits-all uniformity and, as such, go against our system of competitive federalism under our American Constitution; Now, Therefore Be It
Resolved, by the Republican Party in convention on Oct. 6, 2013, in Anaheim, California, that the Republican Party call on state legislators, the State Board of Education, and local school board members to sever ties with, not participate in, or align with Common Core and Next Generation when it comes to adoption of standards, teaching materials, or tests.
As we have said before, the Common Core’s days are numbered. The only question is how long will it take and how many children will be harmed before it ends up on the ash heap of history!
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