In a little twist of irony, Common Core actually may bring about higher standards after all. NOT because they were good standards, but because it has rallied parents and teachers to step up and advocate for their students and their schools. No, the educrats do not know best after all. Of that we are now stunningly aware! Our children do not become wards of the state at the moment we drop off our children. The government does not need to gather data so that they can put our children on the path selected for them.
From Jenni White, Founder and President of Restore Oklahoma Public Education:
Here’s the takeaway. We need to pay attention to the organizations and groups we support. While parents may support them – they don’t support parents. The fact that the OSSBA doesn’t support the parents that elect them to their positions should cause people to stand up in arms.
As Edmond dad, Matt Wilson, so eloquently opined on the ROPE Facebook page after the passage of HB3399, “…I know our work is not done and thank you for encouraging me to take a more active role in my children’s education and lives.”
Matt’s words mean more to me personally than I could possibly express. No matter what we set out to accomplish with Common Core, Matt hit the heart of the matter – the one thing we truly wanted after all was said and done. I hope EVERY parent can – and will – echo his sentiments and work to truly put themselves back in the driver’s seat of their child’s education in as many ways as humanly possible.