|Response to “The Stubborn facts regarding Common Core” by Alabama Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice||| Print ||
February 22, 2014
“Yes, Dr. Bice, If you like your doctor and your health insurance, you can keep them.” Your promise that Alabama can maintain full “state control of our public education system” is right up there with this promise. Alabama has signed agreements with the federal government to implement Common Core K-12 education standards one hundred percent as written. Common Core is a one-size-fits-all national standards for K-12 that will be compulsory and will replace existing state standards for curricula, textbooks, testing, teacher instruction, teacher evaluation, and assessments. Despite your careful parsing and clever spins, these are “stubborn facts.” But facts didn’t matter from the beginning when the state board of education agreed to adopt Common Core to replace Alabama’s tradition educational standards without public debate.
The Application of Race to the Top and Waivers to No Child Left Behind Mandated the Implementation of Common Core
Common Core is Copyright and Cannot be Changed by States
Children’s Privacy is Breached
Does Alabama Want to Help President Obama use Education to Fulfill his “Battle for Social Justice?”
The only way to stop this travesty, and to restore parental and states’ rights over local education is to replace incumbents who support Common Core and convince Alabama legislators to repeal Common Core before it, like ObamaCare, is embedded.