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ISSU101

Activist Involvement: Common Core

This four-part series is an educational tool that serves as a comprehensive course regarding a new, nationalized curriculum known as the Common Core State Standards. The series begins with a history of the process and continues by describing why grassroots activists are so concerned about its dangers limitations. Students will learn about the back-door deals that were necessary for special interest groups, and what they can do to get involved in their local communities to fight back.

Course Lessons

Course Info

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The History of Common Core

Lecturer
Whitney Neal

Supporters of Common Core claim that it was developed by the states, but was it really?

02/04/2015
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Who’s Involved in Common Core?

Lecturer
Whitney Neal

Special-interest dollars are behind the development of Common Core standards.

02/03/2015
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Where Are We Today?

Lecturer
Whitney Neal

A summary of where and how Common Core is being implemented, and what we can do to stop it.

02/02/2015
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Lesson

Take Action Against Common Core

Lecturer
Whitney Neal

This lesson shows how you can get involved in the fight to stop Common Core in your state, and nationwide.

02/01/2015