Through Common Core State Standards, President Obama is using the same model to take over education as he used for healthcare: implementing national standards to be overseen by boards of bureaucrats. This one-size-fits-all educational model takes the inspiration out of teaching and the joy out of learning.
Worst of all, it’s failing our kids. The trauma done to children and families by these policies is inconceivable. For so many, Common Core Standards have led to tears and frustration at homework time, and, in many cases, a lack of confidence and enthusiasm among even our youngest students.
The Common Core Standards are completely untested, and the voices of opposition include early childhood experts, special education teachers, educators of second language learners, and developmental psychologists.
Tell Congress to put a stop to Common Core and put common sense back into education!