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Common Core education standards
comprise a dramatic centralization of
authority over the nation’s historically
decentralized K-12 education system
The Common Core:
A Poor Choice for States
by Joy Pullmann
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Introduction
In 2010, every state but Alaska, Nebraska,
Texas, and Virginia adopted Common Core
education standards, a set of requirements for
what elementary and secondary school
children should know in each grade in math
and English language arts. Approximately 80
percent of the public does not know about
Common Core education standards,
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even though they comprise a dramatic centralization of
authority over the nation’s historically decentralized K-12 education system.
The public’s lack of knowledge is troubling because what is taught in public schools is of
fundamental importance to the country’s democracy, individual freedom, and prosperity.
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Public
dialogue on Common Core is necessary to ensure high quality and that special-interest groups
don’t co-opt the process to teach lessons that are tainted by ideology and other agendas. The
notorious Russian communist Vladimir Lenin
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knew the power of controlling schools. He once
said, “Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be
uprooted.”  MORE Click link below…
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http://heartland.org/sites/default/files/05-15-13_common_core_revised_policy_brief_version.pdf
Author
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