U.S. Senator Graham Leads Resolution For Dept of Ed To Repeal Common Core Tomorrow

reidClouds parting. Angels singing. Finally a Common Core resolution at federal level. Okay, don’t queue the choir yet, as we don’t know what the U.S. Senate will do with this proposal. And Harry Reid is the dragon that guards the U.S. Senate Dungeon:

“The resolution will call on the federal Department of Education to stop strong-arming states into adopting the standards by making federal grants contingent upon them. It also establishes that local education authorities, not the federal government, should set curriculum requirements.” Read the rest of the story.

Common Core was cleverly snuck into the states by federal-dollar-carrot coupled with a slick marketing campaign by the U.S Department of Education,  The National Governors Association and special interest groups.

And instead of coming in via the legislature, where such policies would have been carefully vetted and come with a budget analysis; the Common atrocity was strategically voted in by state school boards. Alas, circumventing the whole We The People part of the lawmaking process.

But boy, did the politicians underestimate We The People!

And now, ladies and gents, it looks like we might finally have a chance to have this piece of Common garbage heard in U.S Senate.
I for one will be popping popcorn, ready to watch this debate, and sharpening my pencil to take down names in case we get that roll call vote. Thank you Senator Graham and colleagues for penning this resolution.  And c’mon Senate Majority Leader Reid, our eyes on you!

Karin Piper

Colorado PolitiChick Karin Piper is an award winning author and transparency expert specializing in education and union transparency. She provides policy tools necessary for parents, union memberis, teachers and decision makers to become informed consumers in the educational marketplace. She also serves as executive director of ParentledReform.org, an organization she helped found, and works with various other non-partisan likeminded organizations. Karin was a finalist for OGI's 2012 Burke-Carr Public Interest Awards and nominated as candidate for Charter School Friend of the Year in 2009. Her knowledge of state and federal open records laws and tireless advocacy for open union negotiations has been featured by major media outlets across the nation. Her debut book, CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Ultimate Handbook for Parents, was awarded a 2009 finalist in best books for parenting and education, by USA Book News and appeared in bookstores around the world. Born and raised in Sweden, she lives in Douglas County, Colorado, the epicenter of education reform. Karin is a frequently sought as a parental voice and expert opinion in response to much of today's political edu-rhetoric and legislation proposals. She has been interviewed by many news outlets, including CBS, NBC, KNUS, EdNews, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and many others.

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