We don’t want Common Core even if it teaches the Ten Commandments. The reason is this: Common Core is a product of the federal government and no matter what kind of curriculum/assessment it imposes on us, it can be changed at the whim of the federal government (The United States Department of Education in bed with OECD and UNESCO).
If one wants to stop Common Core, one MUST abolish the U.S. Dept. of Education and probably all the state depts. of education which are funded by the federal Department and which take their orders from the federal Department of Education.
This is what I called for on the back of my little “Back to Basics Reform or OBE, Skinnerian International Curriculum, 1985, boycotted by ALL major conservative groups.
When I blew the whistle on Project BEST, Better Education Skills through Technology” grant which put computer software into all the states (all subjects) I was fired from my position as Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Dept. of Education.
Changing the Common Core is like ripping all the tentacles off an octopus, but leaving the head.
Ronald Reagan did us in when he did not fulfill his promise to abolish the U.S. Dept. of Education.
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt
Former Senior Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Education