Thank you for fighting the Common Core. I have been working against its adoption in a CA community called Palos Verdes. Many parents want to opt out but they worry about college admissions. Presumably students in states that do not adopt CC will not cover the CC curriculum nor take the CC assessments. Will they rely on course grades and the SATs for college admission? Of course, the SATs will be guided by CC.
Can you give us any guidance?
Dawn Hoagland said:August 17, 2013 4:02 pm PST
Here is a link to a lecture by Professor John Seddon on "Deliverology" that he is addressing to a California University faculty. Common Core is based on the methods of Deliverology. It is a British system. It has been sent here to destroy us in the same way a Trojan Horse was once sent. Seddon describes it as a "top down, command and control, set targets and punish as the targets are not met" kind of a system that ends up demoralizing the staff, encourages gaming the system, costs more and doesn't work. Sir Michael Barber is making a ton of money selling his Pearson texts all over the world based on this silly unproven system.
Dawn Hoagland said:August 17, 2013 3:51 pm PST
Great website. I teach in Westchester and I am appalled about the implementation of the Common Core. I would like to let people know about Senator Flanagan, who is the head of our Education Committee in NY. I attended a round table discussion at which he spoke two years ago. He is very slick. He is not working for us. He is working for ALEC (the American Legislative Exchange Council). ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. ALEC was originally coming out against the Common Core. Then Bill Gates gave them a grant for $376,000 to learn to love the Common Core. They love it now. I cannot stress enough how much control ALEC has in state legislatures all over the country. About 40% of all state legislators are "owned" by ALEC. We have 3 in NYS listed below. I have provided a link to the website that keeps track of ALEC and a link to a Bill Moyers expose on ALEC that is very worthwhile to watch. This is why Flanagan is dodging the public on the discussions about the CC.
New York Legislators with ALEC Ties
Assembly Member Brian Kolb (R,I,C-129), ALEC International Relations Task Force Member
Sen. John J. Flanagan, Jr. (R-2) 
Sen. Thomas W. Libous (R-52) 
Yvonne said:June 4, 2013 2:26 pm PST
@ Bob in Rye, Well first of all I am pleased to have someone from my own county take a look at the website. I welcome you to read the materials and be sure to watch the videos on here as there is a lot to learn and to absorb. Perhaps you may want to do some research into the data mining that will be done on your children to harvest their personal information, 400 data points to be exact without your parental consent or knowledge! Look up inBloom! You ok with that because I am not! Tracking children from preschool through 20 years old for the sole purpose of a future managed economy! Are you ok with the standardized testing being done on your children dictating what field they will be pushed into by 5th grade? You ok with your child getting a "common education" that is mediocre? You should also ask yourself if you’re ok with your property value plummeting in the coming years with that long term investment you made when making that decision to buy your home in Rye if this goes full force with Science, Social Studies and the National Sexuality Standards. Because I do know how expensive school taxes are in Rye! And also know people move there for the school district. What will be the incentive to buy your home if you would like to move and the school districts has a one-sized fits all education For the record, I am all for testing I have nothing against it. But when it’s used in the way it is today our children are unpaid lab rats for companies such as Pearson. Oh and I might this testing that is being done on our children is for a “standard” that has never been tested or proven and has no Empirical evidence whatsoever. It’s ONE BIG EXPERIMENT!! I really hope that you do the research into the underbelly of this beast not because I am against but for your own flesh and blood.
Bob in Rye said:June 4, 2013 1:37 pm PST
Not sure what the problem is with a common, core curriculum that, for many districts and students, actually represents a "leveling up" of what is taught. And if you don't test, how do you know that learning (and teaching) goals were achieved?
Barbara said:May 19, 2013 10:59 pm PST
Thank you for your action on this cause. It is sweeping the nation. From Nevada
Laura McCormick said:May 15, 2013 4:35 am PST
After I signed your online petition, another popped up. It said, "Ask President Obama to Submit the Convention on the Rights of the Child for U.S. Ratification". How scary! Let those who value parental rights beware, the United Nations treaty called the Convention on the Rights of the Child is horrible! Do not sign it unless you want to hand over your parental rights to the UN. The UNCRC is a wolf in sheeps clothing; it claims to protect children by giving them freedom of religion, freedom of assembly and free access to media. What it does is prevent parents from sharing their faith with their children, controlling that child's social contacts and removing media as a form of punishment or negative reiforcement(cell phone access, TV exposure, computer privalages, etc.) . Our law makers are capable of writing and implementing laws which protect children. We do not require the oversight of the UN to establish parenting limitations. The UNCRC is tyrannical; do not support it!
Deborah Lang said:May 7, 2013 8:34 am PST
Great website. Thank you. Love that its a website. Facebook did not reach enough people. I know how time consuming this can be, and that this is a labor of love for most of us. This website speaks for all of us. I will pass it on.
Garrett A. Hughes said:May 5, 2013 12:03 pm PST
I'm looking at Common-Core_12,jpg under Math 11. The question is: "There were 24 eggs waiting to be cooked. 12 of them fell on the floor and broke. How many were left?" The answer given is 12?? I'm still counting 24 eggs - some of them happen to be broken. Also, what is the difference between a "left" and possibly right egg? This is evidence of sheer stupidity.
Kris Nielsen said:April 27, 2013 7:11 pm PST
You are a tireless advocate and I applaud you! The site looks great!