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Student Privacy Concerns Add to Common Core Resistance

There are many things to hate about Common Core standards. From convoluted, unsolvable math problems, to an increased reliance on soulless standardized testing, to a lack of local control and adaptation to individual circumstances, just about everyone can find something to object to. One of the most concerning aspects of the program, however, is the invasive collection of personal data from students, an area that has received far too little attention in media discussions of education.

12/05/2014
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Chinese Immigrant Against Common Core

When I was growing up under Mao’s regime in China, we were told to chant everyday in the government run public schools, “Long Live Chairman Mao, Long Live Communist Party.” We were required to write in our dairies every day and turn them in for teachers to review. In the dairies, we were supposed to confess our incorrect thoughts to Mao or do self criticism, or report anything bad we heard or saw from other students, family, and friends. We would memorize Mao’s Quotations and recite them aloud during class. For school fun activities, we would dress up as Chinese minority people in their costumes to sing and dance, thanking Mao and Communist Party from saving them from poverty, or dressed up like soldiers to fight for new China. Mao was like a god to me. I would see him rising from the stove fire or talking to me from the clouds.

10/06/2014
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10 Reasons to Oppose Common Core

07/20/2014
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Keep the Bureaucrats Out of Preschool

Early childhood schooling has become an increasingly important element of the national debate over the federal government’s role in education. The years before kindergarten can have a strong influence on our children’s development into productive members of society. With this in mind, President Obama has prioritized Race to the Top and the creation of a federally funded, universal preschool program. In his budget proposal for 2015, the president requested a whopping $750 million for his pet project.

03/27/2014
The Anti-Common Core Movement Gains a New Ally
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The Anti-Common Core Movement Gains a New Ally

 This week, the GOP Executive Committee in South Carolina unanimously voted to reject Common Core standards. The resolution, which can be viewed here, is a huge step forward in the fight against Common Core. 

12/19/2013
Stop Common Core Meetings for Activists Begin Tonight in Missouri
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Stop Common Core Meetings for Activists Begin Tonight in Missouri

Activists in Missouri will have a number of opportunities to learn more about the movement to Stop Common Core at local meetings held around the state by the Missouri Precinct Project.  MOPP as it's commonly known in Missouri was created "to educate and motivate conservatives to become more involved in the political process, to register more unregistered citizens and increase voter participation."

12/03/2013
Common Core Destroys School Choice
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Common Core Destroys School Choice

An important part of why many parents favor school choice is it increases the chances their kids will get into a good college. Private school students and homeschoolers regularly score higher on college entrance exams than most public school children.

09/26/2013
The FreedomCast - Episode 44 - Common Core Educational Standards
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The FreedomCast - Episode 44 - Common Core Educational Standards

On today’s edition of the FreedomCast, FreedomWorks Director of Grassroots, Whitney Neal joins me to discuss Common Core educational standards: the good, the bad and the incredibly creepy. Related links: Common Core Resource Page

06/05/2013