Petition to Remove KY from CCSS


Kentucky Petition Regarding the Common Core State Standards

As concerned parents and citizens of the state of Kentucky, we hereby petition our government regarding the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in our schools. There are three main areas of concern:

1 the educational content of Common Core
2 the privacy infringements related to its tracking databases
3 the costs of implementing these sweeping changes statewide

Taken as a whole, Kentucky’s adoption of Common Core is an affront to state sovereignty, local control of education, parental rights, and both family and student privacy. We hereby submit our petition as follows:

First, as Kentucky adopted the Common Core State Standards before they were even finalized, did not hold corresponding public meetings regarding privacy and sovereignty issues, and failed to perform a statewide cost analysis of its adoption, we hereby consider Kentucky’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards “null and void.”

Second, we ask the Governor and the State Board of Education to immediately act to rescind Kentucky’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards, membership in PARCC, application for Race to the Top funds, waiver for No Child Left Behind, and any related requirements on the state. We further ask that the state Attorney General review all related documentation, applications, and contracts to ensure state sovereignty is held inviolate.

Third, we ask the state to safeguard the people’s rights afforded by the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution by leaving jurisdiction of all education decisions to parents, individual schools and districts, and the state. Choice in education will include, but not be limited to, curricula, standards, personnel, textbooks, methods, testing, and discipline policies.

Fourth, we ask for the strengthening of privacy laws to make sharing of personal student data with any federal entity a crime for both the requester and the provider of the information. We further request legal verification that no private or personal information about students is transmitted outside of local schools and districts.

Fifth, we request that legislators develop a 5-year plan to wean Kentucky off all federal funding for education. If the federal government responds with threats to pull non-education funding, we ask that this information be made public and fought with assistance of the state Attorney General.


Concerned Citizens of Kentucky

cc: State Board of Education


Donnie Combs

Personally I have worked with my son to try and get a grasp for the common core approach to math. It is aggravating to me that he spends three, four or fives time as long to calculate a problem to arrive to the same answer that I get using the old faster method. It appears that children are spending time learning the common core processes that could be utilized learning computer courses, finance, or other technological courses that would prove beneficial in future studies and life experiences. The funding and lost time in class rooms on common core would most likely provide needed computers and/or tablets to Kentucky schools. If the Feds wanted to really help our schools, they would provide them with technology related equipment and classes rather than hold them back by spending useless time creating formulas to work simple mathematic problems.

Laura brown

This is NOT the way our children should be taught. We are dumbing down our future generations; what does it take to get it through to these legislatiiors that we need to teach not test…..

Michele Hale

As a matter of fact, if I were a parent with kids in school, I would pull them out of the public schools if I could and homeschool them or put them in a private academy.

Thomas Brown

Common core was devised as a way to prevent parents from helping their children leaving them to rely upon the state. This affects Asians and Whites the most because they are the ones who tend to assist children with their homework the most.

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