This document is the work of Gary Kilpatrick a friend of OKGrassroots who lives in Washington County Oklahoma. He has given his permission to share the document online. It is all about Common Core and was originally released in installments via email.
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Here is the summation for a quick ‘bottom line’:
It is absolutely imperative that we all understand the underlying worldview upon which Common Core is based if we are going to successfully resist its flowery descriptions of the education utopia it envisions.
To that end we must commit ourselves to inculcate within our educational processes, to the maximum extent possible within the limitations imposed by the unconstitutional interpretations of the First Amendment by the Supreme Court, a value system consonant with the principles upon which our nation was conceived and upon which our nation has been blessed for over 200 years. We must assure that through effective and efficient skills training combined with the Biblically-based values and principles of our founding fathers, our students will leave school not only college ready or work ready, depending on their own desires, but will also be prepared to be contributing citizens in a constitutional republic. Without such education our constitutional republic is destined for destruction.
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Here are the links and references to explore further:
[editor’s note: missing text for items 1-10 but it is in pdf format embedded above for now…]
11. U.S. Department of Education Press Release. U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announces Winners of Competition to Improve Student Assessments. September 2, 2010. http://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/us-secretary-education-duncan-announces-winners-competition-improve-student-asse
12. Stotsky, Sandra. Testimony for a Hearing on Texas House Bill No. 2923. April 14, 2011. http://www.uark.edu/ua/der/People/Stotsky/Stotsky_Testimony_Texas_Sovereignty.pdf
For a more detailed explanation of Professor Stotsky’s professional background visit the following link:
13. Kirst, Michael W. My Concerns with State Common Core Standards Draft. September 2009. http://collegepuzzle.stanford.edu/?p=466
14. Wurman, Ze’ev. Testimony before Kansas Senate Education Committee. Why Kansas Standards are Better for Kansas Students. February 14, 2013. http://www.scribd.com/doc/126105065/Why-Kansas-Standards-are-Better-for-Kansas-Students-Ze%E2%80%99ev-Wurman
15. Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, March 23, 2010, page 5.
16. Stotsky, Sandra. Testimony on Indiana Senate Bill 193. January 16, 2013, point 5. http://www.uaedreform.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Invited-Indiana-Testimony-SB-193.pdf
17. Oklahoma Senate Bill 2033, 2010.
18. Stotsky, January 16, 2013.
19. U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, table C07001, 2011.
20. Stotsky, January 16, 2013.
21. U.S. Department of Education website posting, March 7, 2009, http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/leg/recovery/factsheet/stabilization-fund.html
22. National Education Data Model Website, accessed April 2, 2013, formerly http://nces.sifinfo.org/datamodel/eiebrowser/techview.aspx?instance=studentElementarySecondary
23. U.S. Department of Education draft Publication, Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century, February 14, 2013, page 44, formerly http://www.ed.gov/edblogs/technology/research/
24. Malkin, Michelle, blog, “Time to Opt Out of Creepy Fed Ed Data-Mining Racket”, March 15, 2013, http://michellemalkin.com/2013/03/15/time-to-opt-out-of-creepy-fed-ed-data-mining-racket/
25. Oklahoma ESEA Flexibility Request, November 14, 2011.
26. Enrolled Senate Bill 222, May 26, 2009, http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2009-10%20ENR/SB/SB222%20ENR.PDF
27. Electronic Privacy Information Center, “EPIC v. The U.S. Department of Education,” accessed April 2, 2013, ,http://epic.org/apa/ferpa/default.html
28. Common Core Education Without Representation website, “School Data Collection Facts Summary,” accessed April 2, 2013, http://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/school-data-collection-facts-summary/#.UVSOPuKUQYw.buffer
29. NGA, November 10, 2009
30. Rothman, Lichter and Nevitte, Politics and Professional Advancement Among College Faculty, The Forum, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2005
31. National Governors Association Press Release, Common Core State Standards Initiative Validation Committee Announced, September 24, 2009, Archived link: http://www.nga.org/cms/home/news-room/news-releases/page_2009/col2-content/main-content-list/title_common-core-state-standards-initiative-validation-committee-announced.html
32. USDE Publication, February 14, 2013, page 4
33. Ibid., page v
34. Ibid., page 77
35. Stone v. Graham – 449 U.S. 39 (1980),http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/449/39/case.html
36. Stotsky, Sandra, An English Language Arts Curriculum Framework for American Public Schools: A Model, February 2013, http://www.uaedreform.org/wp-content/uploads/2000/01/Stotsky-Optional_ELA_standards.pdf
37. Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma C3 Standards for the Social Studies, Adopted March 29, 2012, page 11
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