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The Federalist: Top Ten Things Parents Hate About Common Core

“Common Core has impressed everyone from Bill Gates to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan. So why do 62 percent of parents think it’s a bad idea? For one, they can count. But their kids can’t.”

 

American Thinker: Common Core’s Dirtiest Trick: Dividing Parents and Children

“When you look back at New Math (ca. 1965) and Reform Math (ca. 1990), one of the most striking and persistent features was that parents could not understand the homework their children brought home. Mystified parents were trying to advise mystified children. The parents, presumably the wise members of the society, were helpless to say anything useful when confronted by the weird complexities of ‘reform’ math, which has now been rolled forward into Common Core.”

 

Diane Ravitch: Why I Cannot Support the Common Core Standards

“The Common Core standards have been adopted in 46 states and the District of Columbia without any field test. They are being imposed on the children of this nation despite the fact that no one has any idea how they will affect students, teachers, or schools. We are a nation of guinea pigs, almost all trying an unknown new program at the same time.”

 

National Review: The Ten Dumbest Common Core Problems

“The Common Core State Standards Initiative is widely denounced for imposing confusing, unhelpful experimental teaching methods … Some 45 states and the District of Columbia have so far adopted Common Core standards, leaving students all around the United States to puzzle over mysterious logic and language devised in accordance with Common Core’s new methods.”

 

Utahns Against Common Core: Common Core Harmful to Children

“For more than a year now I’ve talked about the effect that Common Core is having on my family and on my life in general – and what it’s doing to the morale of my children. CC has now been fully implemented. And just as other parents are starting to wake up – I’ve absolutely had all I can take! We had another 3-hours-of -homework-night tonight. The kind of night I’ve told you all about. The kind of night some have called me a liar about.”