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"If it is believed that these elementary schools will be better managed by the governor and council or any other general authority of the government, than by the parents within each ward, it is a belief against all experience."
- Thomas Jefferson
Quick Lessons About Common Core
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Colorado's History with Common Core
Learn More About the Impacts of Data Mining
View Actual Samples of Common Core Math
These samples are taken from an article by Alec Torres, of the National Review.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is widely denounced for imposing confusing, unhelpful experimental teaching methods. Following these methods, some have created problems that lack essential information or make no sense whatsoever.
Here are eleven Common Core–compliant problems that have caused parents, students, and even teachers to scratch their heads or respond in outrage - Read More
TCAP, CMAS, ACT, PARCC — What Does It All Mean?
PARCC: This is the assessment that will replace TCAP and is aligned with COMMON CORE, read more about it here. In 2012 Colorado became a governing member of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortia which is currently developing new assessments in English language arts and mathematics for grades 3-8 and high school. PARCC is only taken in certain districts that are field testing this year. Taken on a computer; data is collected and shared. Starting 2014/2015, PARCC tests are slated to be taken twice yearly in all Colorado schools. - Read More
Understand Your Rights Under FERPA
Consider the monetary influence of organizations and individuals that stand to gain from the implementation of Common Core. Visit our Follow the Money page for compelling source information.
Sites with Valuable Information
Truth in American Education
This site explains Common Core from beginning to end. Visit Site
Missouri Coalition Against Common Core
This site includes a great video series (1 thru 5) explaining Common Core. Visit Site
What is Common Core
This site is thorough with links and original documentation. Visit Site
Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton, shares his vision for use of student data. Knewton collects millions of data points about student users.
(2014) Official Trailer - Building the Machine
Learn what PARCC testing is all about, and consider your opt-out options.
Bill Gates explains the "benefits" (to Corporations) of the Common Core State Standards, Common Core Curriculum and the Testing Aligning for the good of the Marketplace.
Knoxville TN High School Senior speaks out against Common Core State Standards.
Kenneth Ye Speaking against the Business, Politics, and Data entrenched in the Common Core State Standards.
Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Member of the Common Core Validation Committee 2009-2010, explains why the Common Core State Standards will not prepare students for College.
Setting the Record Straight on Common Core:
- Was Common Core State Led?
- Is Common Core Legal?
- What Will Common Core Cost?
Common Core Standards Threaten Our Children's Schools.