Representative Kurt Bahr's house bill 616 was voted out of the Downsizing State Government Committee 8:4 today along party lines. HB616 requires the state to stop implementation of Common Core Standards and Assessments.
Parents, principals and teachers continue, as they learn more about the full scope of the Common Core initiative, to join the ranks of supporters of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core. The slick marketing of this initiative to teachers and administrators over the last twelve months, paid for heavily by the Gates Foundation, cannot overcome the deeply worrisome aspects of cost, loss of control and intrusive data collection on our children.
Many veteran teachers are all too familiar with the constructivist approach to teaching math inherent with CC and know that it does not work for a significant portion of students. Higher education teachers know that it will leave those unable to afford supplemental math enrichment in k-12 without the math skills necessary to complete college degree programs that rely heavily on mathematics like engineering without paying for extra math courses in college. Those in the language arts reject the heavy emphasis on informational text reading and analysis knowing that the research does not support that as a good path path to developing future writers.
MCACC provided expert witnesses at both the House and Senate hearings on Anti-Common COre legislation. Emmett McGroarty of the American Principles Project was one of them. He will be on Glenn Beck's TheBlaze tv tonight at 5:00 pm central talking about Common Core. Go to TheBlaze.com/tv to watch on line.
Join the MCACC network at MOAgainstCommonCore.com and spread the word about Common Core.
The state oversight of private and parochial education is likely to increase slowly, especially along the lines of uniformity in statistics and records, sanitary inspection, common standards of work, and the enforcement of the attendance laws. In particular, the attitude toward the control of the child is likely to change. Each year the child is coming to belong more and more to the state, and less and less to the parent. - Ellwood P. Cubberley 1909