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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Want to Add Your Anti-Common Core Comment on The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Site?

Here's your chance to tell the Gates Foundation what you think about the institution of the common core.  The Gates Foundation has spent millions of dollars in various states and organizations to ensure they will be implemented in states....by taxpayer dollars....without taxpayer input.

Impatient Optimists, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation blog, has an article on why Tom Loveless was wrong on his criticism of common core standards.  The citizens commenting on this site seem to be a bit underwhelmed and quite angry about this circumvention of legislative approval and the majority do not agree with the Gates Foundation's opinion.  This common core standards plan pushed along is costing the American taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars.  And have we mentioned the standards are unproven, untested and have come under increasing scrutiny?

Add your voice to the Gates Foundation article and tell Bill Gates what you think about his plan to add taxes and mandates onto taxpayers, schools, students and teachers.  Let your state legislature know you are demanding it take action so any more standards are not adopted.  The power must be taken away from the State School Boards, the educational state agencies and the governors making educational decisions.  Change state constitutions.  At least in Missouri, these appointed officials are not held accountable for these decisions.   

A "one size fits all" program worse than No Child Left Behind is about to be instituted on your children.  Arne Duncan insists a "one size fits all" mentality is disastrous in NCLB...and he's supportive of a more restrictive educational blueprint? 

1 comment:

  1. It is not developmentally accurate.


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