Common Core

Apple Core

“The Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) is the
effort that created and is attempting to impose on states a
set of national K-12 standards (Common Core). Common Core
was developed primarily by a nonprofit called Achieve, Inc., in
Washington, D.C., under the auspices of the National Governors
Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers
(CCSSO). The Standards cover mathematics and English language arts (although they also claim to cover “literacy” in other subjects such as science, history/social studies, and technical subjects).”

Common Core Posts
Common Core 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

Truth in American Education (TAE) has posted a CCSS Parent Opt Out Form.

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Apple Core modified from Apple Stark by Roberta F. Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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