Meet Heather Crossin and Erin Tuttle.
You can see them just below with APP’s Emmett McGroarty (whom Heather calls “The General” of the movement to repeal the Common Core) at a historic bill-signing ceremony with Indiana Governor Mike Pence making Indiana the first state to “pause” the Common Core State Standards.
I know Emmett well and I’ve admired his thoughtfulness, his grit, and his determination to rollback what was essentially a secret plan between D.C. trade groups, the Gates Foundation, and the Obama administration to foist a set of untested standards on virtually every state in America.
Heather and Erin have made the journey from concerned moms to committed education activists. The Common Core flew under most people’s radar screen, but these two moms woke up to find their children’s math education was radically changed—for the worse.
If you Google “Common Core” as I did; you will still find educators, and experts touting the lie that the Common Core State Standards are like the national standards of high-performing countries such as Finland and Japan. However, as you will read, this is simply, demonstrably false.
The remarkable thing is that education policy in more than 40 states has been radically changed using standards that have never been tested and found effective anywhere in the world.
As Prof. Diane Ravitch at New York University put it, “The Common Core standards have been adopted in 46 states and the District of Columbia without any field test. They are being imposed on the children of the nation despite the fact that no one has any idea how they will affect students, teachers or schools. We are a nation of guinea pigs, almost all trying an unknown new program at the same time.”
Read and learn more, as I did, and pass this letter onto another concerned mom or dad.
The movement to repeal the Common Core and restore the rights of parents is only just beginning.
Please read “Two Moms vs. Common Core” at National Review.
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