What is Common Core ?
It is an attempt by D.C. special interest groups and the federal government to herd children into one-size-fits-all national standards. States were coerced by the federal government into adopting the Standards resulting in an illegal federal takeover of education. The Common Core Standards have never been field-tested; were approved without a cost analysis; remove parental and local control; contain academically inferior content; include massive unfunded mandates and will lead to significant threats to student and family privacy. More than twenty states have legislation pending to repeal Common Core.
If you’ve never heard of Common Core it’s a nationwide initiative designed to herd states into national K-12 standards and national tests – which ultimately will lead to a national curriculum and silence curriculum input from local parents, taxpayers, and educators.
Proponents insist that the Common Core initiative is “state-led” and “voluntary,” and that the national standards are “rigorous,” “internationally benchmarked,” and designed to make our students “college-and career-ready.” They also insist that South Carolina is not relinquishing control over its standards and curriculum by adopting Common Core, and that the federal government is not controlling this effort. In fact, none of these statements is accurate. This website will show you the truth.
- To equip our South Carolina neighbors and fellow citizens with accurate knowledge about the national effort to seize control over curriculum standards in all 50 states.
- To provide South Carolinians the tools and an action plan to defeat the Common Core State Standards in South Carolina.
- To provide a forum where Carolinians can share information about the Common Core and network together for a unified effort to restore local and state control over the curriculum.