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April 22, 2013
Common Core CorrectionOn Friday we sent an email about Common Core which was poorly worded. I wrote, “ParentalRights.org is still researching the details of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), but there is no question that we oppose it.” This gave some readers the impression that we made a half-baked decision to oppose something we do not yet understand.
It would have been more accurate to say, “ParentalRights.org is still researching the details of the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI), but there is no question that we oppose the de facto takeover of education by the federal government and unaccountable private organizations.” Our website now reflects this change.
To be clear, there is a lot to be researched about Common Core. We are still examining, for instance, the specific academic standards that it would set.
However, there are also details about Common Core which we have fully researched, and it is these areas that have given rise to our opposition.
We are just putting the finishing touches on an article outlining how Common Core came to be and why we oppose that process. It is fully researched and referenced, and would be in your inbox tomorrow but for the Romeike case which starts this week. Instead, you can look for the Common Core article on April 30. Again, though, the research for that article is complete.
Click here for a brief analysis of Common Core from our friends at Home School Legal Defense Association.
We do not currently oppose Common Core based on the standards themselves (and if at some point we do, it will be after thorough research and consultation with education experts). Rather, our concerns have arisen from areas that have already been fully researched. I apologize for my poor choice of words that suggested otherwise.
Director of Communications & Research
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