A packed room heard testimony from both sides on the Common Core issue in Jefferson City today. One witness not heard from because of time restraint was James Shuls. His written testimony may be found here, Missouri Should Avoid Implementation of the Common Core:
First, I will discuss the arguments that supposedly support adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and demonstrate why these arguments are vacuous. Moreover, I will demonstrate that if the real objective of CCSS is the centralized planning of education standards, then the CCSS do not go far enough. Next, I will offer what I suggest will be the real impact of implementing the CCSS.
Full Testimony (PDF)