About Common Core State Standards

The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) together formed the Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) to develop a set of academic standards to be used in common across all states.  The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of learning standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  These standards, if adopted by a state, will replace existing state standards in these subject areas.   You can download the standards by visiting the Common Core State Standards Initiative website.

The Common Core $tate $tandards
What Parents, Taxpayers, and School Boards Should Know
…that perhaps they aren’t being told
Click here to download colorful 4 page pdf

(Thank you to Ohioans Against Common Core for this information.)

Terry Donoghue

Crystal

The first thing you to end Common Core is to contact your State Representative and State Senator and let them know how you feel about Common Core. It will take more than one phone call. Follow Kentuckians Against Common Core as we will notify everyone when bills are introduced to repeal Common Core. Let your local school board know how you feel. Find groups in your area with other concerned people on Common Core. Learn all you can and get involved

Mimi S

Get involved with your local Stop Common Core group. Contact your School Board members and meet with them to 1) Educate them 2) Find out where they stand. You elected them and they are accountable to you. Read “the Story Killers”. It will explain how and why we are where we are with CC. Also the book with give you more insight of how they are dumbing down our children. Our kids are our future and we need to do everything we can to see that they get a TRUTHFUL education. The CC text books I’ve seen her in Florida have eliminated some of the most crucial information about our American heritage. When they start making Americans look like evil people and brainwashing our children with this nonsense we have a problem! Parents, grandparents Stand up for your kids NOW. Make your voice heard. Do your homework and talk to your kids everyday about what they’re learning at school. Debrief them when they’ve been taught something that you know to be false. Make your concerns known to the teacher and by all means attend your school board meetings. Contact your local Stop Common Core group they will help you.

Terry Donoghue

I would like to add one additional item to Mimi’s comments: As I stated before you need to contact both your state Representative and your Senator. The only way this can be repealed is thru them. Let them know how you feel

Mimi S

Terry is right! I’ve met with our state Reps here in Florida and they were surprised to see the text books and homework examples we showed them. He’s right….make an appt and meet with them. Take a support person with you and examples of what they’re teaching in your schools. Very powerful!

Melissa Brown

I didn’t know such a group existed until I read the front page of the Fort Thomas Recorder 10 minutes ago. “No Common-Core testing opt-outs in KKY schools” mentions your name. I am likewise completely anti Common Core, which is why my child goes to a Montessori school. I wouldn’t put him in one of these Public schools to save my life. Let me know what help you need.

Terry Donghue

Melissa
Thanks for responding. Can always use any help you can give, especially in Campbell County. Call me when you have time 859-802-8573

Terry Donoghue
Kentuckians Against Common Core

Melissa Brown

Hi Terry, I’m tied up in another pretty time consuming project at the moment but if you need help, call me at 859 638 9303. My help could be a long the lines of showing up and showing support at a demonstration…. I am not an expert on Common Core — my kid is in a private Montessori school — but my Church recently put out an article on the matter, detailing its destruction and so I got interested. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been asking mothers I meet who have their kids in Public School, what they think about it. I’ve only spoken to 4 and they each gave me a thumbs down. I told them about you and your group and that they need to be outspoken on the matter. I am not from Kentucky (have lived in a number of states and different countries) and I can see that most people here are a bit backed off from opposing “authority” and don’t want to rock the boat. So 4 out of 4 mothers say “ugg” on Common Core and yet I see only a handful of people are following you on Pinterest (and yet you’re the only one I can see really standing up against it) and then the Fort Thomas Recorder comes out with an article that essentially makes it look like “everyone is supporting Common Core” except one guy — that would be you (that’s fine — I’ve been reading this newspaper since I moved here a few months ago and it’s clear that the Editor doesn’t want to ruffle any feathers and certainly isn’t about to wake up any Fort Thomas Citizens to the fact that we’re actually NOT living in Pleasant Ville). Somehow this very superficial, nothing-to-do-with-me, I-don’t-want-to-be-out-of-the-box attitude is more than a little prevalent around here. I guess it’s the culture. It’s a shame as these are good people and they don’t seem to realize that their kid’s future, sanity and happiness is seriously in Danger. Anyway, like I said, I could be available for “short stints” if you need me.

Terry Donoghue

Melissa

Thanks for your response. You hit the nail on the head when you say just a few people here “are a bit backed off from opposing “authority” and don’t want to rock the boat.” Trying to wake the people up to the truth can be a challenge.

I will be in touch with you by phone in the next couple of days. Thanks again

Terry Donoghue

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