The Perils of Common Core
Public education across the country is about to radically change, and most Americans aren’t even aware. That’s because the Obama Administration and special interests have been pushing a scheme called Common Core to nationalize educational standards under the public radar for years. One recent poll by the nonprofit organization, Achieve, found that 79% of voters said they know “nothing” or “not much” about Common Core.
In Nebraska there is legislation, LB 512, that would allow Nebraska to participate in the nationalization of our K-12 education system. Contact your state senator and let them know you oppose Common Core.
Fortunately, citizens are starting to wake up to Washington’s takeover of our public schools’ curricula. Opposition to the standards has started to amass in states like Colorado, Georgia, Texas, Indiana and Ohio. That’s good, because these national standards are expensive and ineffective.
“As if the states don’t tax and spend enough already, Common Core would cost an estimated $15.8 billion to implement across the country. That’s because every school will have to buy new computers and thousands of new textbooks that comply with the curricula.
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