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To the editor:
The federal Common Core education system was
offered to states as part of the stimulus package with the Race to
the Top objective. State boards of education accepted grant money in
exchange for incorporating the federal Common Core system for K-12.
Common Core stresses global diversity versus American traditional
history and values. Frequent testing is done to add to a required
database for each child. Newer ACT and SAT tests will incorporate
Common Core, but transition scores will cause problems, as reported
in a Courier article March 13, 2013, by the regional superintendent
About 45 states have signed on, mostly without legislative
approval or knowledge of content. Lessons are computerized so
parents cannot see content. All phases of education, including math,
literature, history, etc. -- are included. The books suggested for
reading to accompany classes look suspicious as to purpose.
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A very elaborate federal database is required on each child from
preschool to age 20. Who will get access to this? Is this to be used
to group students for ability for college from an early age, and
will those not fitting some criteria not be allowed? Many other
questions exist on use of the database.
All schools are included in Illinois, including most private and
even home schools. It will be difficult to pass newer ACT and SAT
tests without Common Core.
The Common Core System has no history of use yet. Shouldn't state
and local educators have control of what your children are taught?
The content of Common Core is being questioned by many states since
details of Common Core are just now available.
Please research yourself on many Internet websites that promote
and criticize Common Core.
March 29, 2013]
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