Skip to comments.BOOM: Louisiana Rejects Common Core
Posted on 06/21/2014 9:12:38 AM PDT by PoloSec
Despite strong support from the likes of national figures such as Jeb Bush, the rejection by the states of the federal overreach into education known as the Common Core standards continues to gain momentum. Most recently, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana vetoed a bill that would have aligned Louisianas public school system with Obamacore.
The governor went on to withdraw the state more fully from the Common Core using executive orders, ensuring that control of educational standards would remain in state and local handsat least for now, pending possible legal action from Obamacore supporters.
Louisiana joins Oklahoma, Indiana, South Carolina, and five other states in their support for education led and controlled by states, communities, and familiesnot the rapidly-expanding federal government. Numerous other states are challenging Common Core as well.
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We are seeing a nationwide backlash against the Common Coreand against the notion that educational elites in Washington, D.C. should decide how and what children learn in communities around the nation.
At HSLDA, we are working alongside you and numerous allies to defeat the Common Core. HSLDA is confident that due to the tireless efforts of parents like you, the Common Corelike Goals 2000, School to Work, Outcome Based Education, and other top-down education boondoggleswill eventually be defeated. Our freedom as homeschool parents ultimately depends on our continued vigilance.
Its no secret that educational outcomes in this country have been slipping for decades. The point that Washington bureaucrats seem to miss every time is the strong correlation between increased government involvement in our schools and decreased educational outcomes. Families, with the advice and support of local teachers and educational professionals, make the best choices for their children, no matter what the Washington elite may believe.
The only hope for teaching American students the critical thinking skills and love for lifelong learning that they need to thriveand to contribute to maintaining this nation as the greatest in the worldlies in removing politics from educational decision-making. And the only way to remove politics from the classroom is to remove government from the classroom. Rejecting Obamas Common Core standards is a great place to start.
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Let’s get our country back, and make one of our priorities the elimination of all those departments within the Exec. Branch supported by all those Democrat VOTERS known as bureaucrats.
Several million will lose their jobs, but many more millions of jobs will be created once the Fed Jack Boot is off the necks of employers across the country.
States rights. Federal government reduced to its intent by the Founders.
If Common Core were imposed upon our children by a foreign power, we would regard it as an Act of War.