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10 Reasons to Oppose Common Core
By Julie Borowski | Freedomworks
Common Core Standards History
Common Core is not the same as Core Knowledge. Although you may just now be learning about it, Common Core was adopted by Colorado in 2010. The idea of a national standards in education is not new. As a matter of fact, this idea has failed at least twice before because Americans did not want control of their children's education to be removed from local control or for a parent’s right to choose to be compromised. (click here for full document)
Colorado Can Still Opt Out of Common Core
Your representatives need to hear from you to make this happen. Many states and districts have written resolutions opposing the Common Core and its related assessments such as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC).
One Size Does Not Fit All
A uniform education is not right for America. This was explicitly acknowledged in the Colorado Charter Schools Act, which reads in part: "Different pupils learn differently and public school programs should be designed to fit the needs of individual pupils and that there are educators, citizens, and parents in Colorado who are willing and able to offer innovative programs, educational techniques, and environments but who lack a channel through which they can direct their innovative efforts."
Teaching to the Test...
...will happen throughout the year since students will now be tested multiple times per year. Annual TCAP tests will be replaced by the PARCC which is based on Common Core State Standards. Students will now be tested two, three, or even four times per year instead of just once.
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What does this bill do? ...everything parents want.