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Friday, September 7, 2012

Missouri Coalition Against Common Core

We are joining the efforts of a growing number of grassroots groups in many states, who are seeking to rid themselves of Washington's control over the public education system. The Common Core State Standards are a necessary key to dial in US education to a global education and worker development system. They remove control for what and how our children are taught from our elected school boards. They, despite what the developers say, will direct the teachers how to teach, or may eventually remove the need for the local teacher as classroom instruction is turned over to on-line sources. Their implementation is expensive and, in Missouri's case, unaccounted for.

Today we are launching a website dedicated to this issue, Missouri Coalition Against Common Core. There, we plan to provide background documentation and support materials that you can take to your legislator, school board member, PTA/PTO, and others to show the path we are on and the need for our state to get out of Common Core State Standards. The longer we wait, the harder it will be to extricate ourselves.

We have loaded some of the background material on there already and plan to add to it daily. There will be a petition that individuals and organizations can sign stating that we want out of CCSS. Please visit the site, join so that you can get action updates and share the link with others.

Missouri Coalition Against Common Core - moagainstcommoncore.webs.com


  1. I added the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core to the Truth in American Education Participants page.

  2. Thanks so much for launching this important effort. As a high school math teacher, I believe it is imperative that citizens in many different fields review the Common Core math standards. Common Core is intended to make-up 85% of a district's entire math curriculum, so citizens need know what they do and do not include. Will your child be prepared to enter THEIR chosen college or career?

    Lisa Jones
    twitter~ @proudmomom

  3. Does anyone know of teachers getting paid "bonuses" to implement common core in their curriculm?


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