Common Core is rotten to the core. It’s refreshing to see politicians on the right side of an issue for once! If only the could project this understanding to all the other federalized command-and-control programs originating in our nations capital.
On Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, the Washington State Democratic Party became the first Democratic State Party in the nation to pass a resolution against the Common Core. The resolution is titled Resolution Opposing Common Core State Standards. The resolution calls for the legislature and the superintendent of public instruction to withdraw from the CCSS. Read the resolution below.
Resolution Opposing Common Core State Standards
WHEREAS the copyrighted (and therefore unchangeable) Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of controversial top-down K-12 academic standards that were promulgated by wealthy private interests without research-based evidence of validity and are developmentally inappropriate in the lowest grades; and
WHEREAS, as a means of avoiding the U.S. Constitution’s 10th Amendment prohibition against federal meddling in state education policy, two unaccountable private trade associations–the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)–have received millions of dollars in funding…
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