Stopping Common Core

Apple Core XThe Georgia site Stop Common CoreAmerican Principles Project and the Concerned Women of America in Georgia have produced five videos on Common Core narrated by Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project. You can watch them at Truth in American Education or order them as the DVD, Stop the National Common Core Power Grab: Reclaim Local Control of Education, at Stop Common Core.

I’ve found more information on Common Core than I can possibly share, so here are links for further reading. I’ll be adding to the list as I find more individuals or groups. Some organizations are focused on other educational issues in addition to Common Core. The lists links are blue because that’s easier on the eyes than a list of red!

White Papers

The Road to a National Curriculum: The Legal Aspects of the Common Core Standards, Race to the Top and Conditional Waivers February 2012
by Robert S. Eitel and Kent D. Talbert with contributions from Williamson M. Evers: A Pioneer Institute, the Federalist Society, American Principles Project and the Pacific Research Institute White Paper

National Costs of Aligning States and Localities to the Common Core Standards February 2012
Theodor Rebarber, lead contributor. A Pioneer Institute, American Principles Project and Pacific Research Institute White Paper

Controlling Education From the Top: Why Common Core Is Bad For America May 2012
by Emmett McGroarty and Jane Robbins: A Pioneer Institute and American Principles Project White paper

How Much Data Is Enough Data? –
What happens to privacy when bureaucracies exceed their scope
October 2012
by Jenni White, Lynn Habluetzel, Danna Foreman and Julia Seay for Restore Oklahoma Public Education

Authors & Posts

Stanley Kurtz
Obamacore: The White House Takes the Schools December 2, 2012
Obama and Your Child’s Mind December 5, 2012

Michelle Malkin
Rotten to the Core: Obama’s War on Academic Standards (Part 1) January 23, 2013
Rotten to the Core (Part 2): Readin’, Writin’ and Deconstructionism January 25, 2013
Rotten to the Core: Reader feedback from the frontlines January 31, 2013
Rotten to the Core, Part III: Lessons from Texas and the Growing Grassroots Revolt March 1, 2013
Rotten to the Core: The Feds’ Invasive Student Tracking Database, March 8, 2013
I would add to the March 8th post that the American Principles Project is far more than an educational think tank. It was, “founded to reinvigorate and restore those principles that made our country great,” and they have many other projects in addition to education. It also works through American Principles in Action, “a non-profit 501c4 organization dedicated to preserving and propagating the fundamental principles on which our country was founded.”
Time To Opt Out of Creepy Fed Ed Data-Mining Racket, March 15, 2013

Neal McCluskey
Honey, When Did the Feds Take over the Kids’ School? August 12, 2010
From Avoiding the National Curriculum Debate, to Smothering It, Just When We Need It Most August 9, 2011
School Snatchers Invasion Confirmed! August 10, 2011
Beware the Data! December 19, 2012
Beware the Data, II March 18, 2013
Saying Common Core Not Federal a Joke, but Joke’s on Us April 2, 2013
Joke Continues, But… April 3, 2013
Look at No Child Left Behind. See, No Federal Control. Wait… April 3, 2012

Phyllis Schlafly
Common Core Standards For Public Schools: A Bad Idea September 17, 2010
“Progressive” Means National Control January 30, 2012
Common Core Standards = Federal Power Grab November 1, 2012
Common Core Is Called ObamaCore November 2, 2012
Parents Fight Back Against Common Core November 27, 2012
Common Core Opponent Is Upset Victor January 30, 2013

Blogs & Websites

COMMON CORE Education Without Representation

Conservative Teachers of America

Dissident Prof

The Educational Freedom Coalition

The Educational Freedom Coalition (TEFC) exists for homeschool parents who seek to maintain educational freedom from the so-called “common core standards” (CCS) being implemented across the country.

…we house a fully-researched Educational Resource Database that identifies which homeschool-related companies and products have explicitly chosen to align with the CCS, which have some sort of coincidental connection, and which have pledged to remain independent.

Truth in American Education

Groups & Organizations

Because Common Core is an attempt to nationalize education you will find information and analysis applicable to all states at these sites even if you don’t live in any of the states listed below. See also the chart at COMMON CORE Education Without Representation: Which States Aim to Reclaim Educational Liberty?


Arizonans Against Common Core


Californians United Against Common Core CUACC


Stop Common Core


Hoosiers Against Common Core


Iowans For Local Control


Missouri Coalition Against Common Core
Missouri Education Watchdog


Restore Oklahoma Public Education (R.O.P.E.)


Utahns Against Common Core

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Posts on Common Core are currently listed in the right side bar. They are permanently listed in the Common Core subpage that’s found under Family→Children→Education in the heading.

UPDATE: There is more information and a state map at States Against Common Core.
Apple Core with X modified from Apple Stark by Roberta F. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.