If you are still uncertain about why there is an ever-growing army of parents fighting to get rid of Common Core, take ten minutes to read the following article and listen to a statement made at the Syracuse Common Core Task Force listening tour.
Common Core remains a mess and must be eradicated
Supporters of the alleged education reform commonly referred to as Common Core tell us that it is an endeavor to raise the education bar for all students — an effort to ensure that students have the skills they need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.
Who would oppose this noble cause? Who doesn’t want children prepared to meet the challenges of the future? Why would parents (and teachers) across the country be up in arms about such a gallant effort?
The answer is very simply that Common Core is not the reform of education; it is the fundamental conversion of the education system to a workforce development program by investors (stakeholders) who stand to make fortunes from it.
click to read the rest of the article by parent and Wappingers Central School District Board of Education member Anne LaValle – November 14, 2015
I am so proud to be fighting alongside these amazing moms!