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Protect Your Child-Stop Common Core

From: Sharon C.
Sent on: Thursday, August 22, 2013 3:24 PM
Thanks to Rachel Cambre of Midlands PIE (parents involved in education) for the following links.  I have listed here some reasons Common Core must be stopped; this came from their flier.
Common Core standardizes testing in public schools (and also makes requirements of private schools and home schoolers).  Its emphasis seems to be on performing tests rather than teaching.
The Top Ten Reasons to Stop Common Core
10.    Our children are unique.  Our State is unique. Common Core is one size fits all.
9.    Unelected bureaucrats created the standards with money from special interests and 5 experts refused to sign off on its validity.
8.    There was no legislative vote- state boards of education approved Common Core.
7.    Very expensive to implement
6.    Private data collection on your child may include religion, medical and psychological info.
5.    Little effort being given to accommodate gifted learners and struggling learners.
4.    It will likely cause teachers to "teach the test."
3.    Classic literature study will be lessened and students will read "informational texts" in language arts.
2.    Parents, teachers and local schools will have less control over education.
1.    You have the power to STOP COMMON CORE.
more information from S.C. Policy Council

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