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STOP COMMON CORE TESTING

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In 2012, 45 states were coerced by the federal government into adopting the unproven and untested Common Core standards in ELA and math, along with the companion assessments being developed by PARCC and SBAC. Despite the claims that these new standards are not a curriculum, it is the actual tests that have become the de-facto national curriculum. Because of this, 'test prep' has become the new normal in grade 3 to 8 classrooms all across the country. Teachers, administrators, and especially parents do not like what their kids are telling them about this new wave of test-based reform. The current test prep regime is inflicting immeasurable harm to students and demoralizing their teachers. We do not want to create a generation of students who hate school because of these data driven policies. Our children are not data points for others to profit from.

Teachers, administrators, and parents now stand together, to say NO to punitive Common Core, test-based reform. We all want to see teaching that instills a love for learning, classroom environments where the joy of school life becomes the new normal for our young learners, and most importantly a return to common sense and developmentally appropriate, best practices. Public schools where teachers are free from the pressures of test prep, free to do what's best for the students they know and love.

Eliminating punitive, test-based reform can only be accomplished if the Common Core standards and the dominant role of testing are repealed by federal and state law.
Please right these wrongs by amending the legislation that is now in the process of dismantling America's public school system. We urge you to re-write the Elementary and Secondary Education Act now. Please stop the Common Core testing and let teachers teach and students learn for all the right reasons..

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Mar 31st, 2017
steven v. from Arlington, WA signed.
Mar 27th, 2017
Someone from Bristol, TN writes:
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This is the craziest thing I've ever seen! Who uses this stuff in the real world?
Mar 24th, 2017
Elizabeth M. from Sonora, CA writes:
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Common Core is, in my opinion, the worst educational disaster ever in the United States. Literature, Spelling, Arts, and any sensible Math skills are not being taught. Children everywhere are having emotional meltdowns due to constant testing and stress of trying to understand college level language in K-3rd grade, as all word problems and "Data" being shoveled into them at light speed is nothing but stress. There is no teaching in this. There is no learning in this. Our Chidren Deserve far better than this. This is a total uneducational disaster. Thank you.
Mar 24th, 2017
Elizabeth M. from Sonora, CA writes:
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Common Core is, in my opinion, the worst educational disaster ever in the United States. Literature, Spelling, Arts, and any sensible Math skills are not being taught. Children everywhere are having emotional meltdowns due to constant testing and stress of trying to understand college level language in K-3rd grade, as all word problems and "Data" being shoveled into them at light speed is nothing but stress. There is no teaching in this. There is no learning in this. Our Chidren Deserve far better than this. This is a total uneducational disaster. Thank you.
Mar 21st, 2017
Someone from Rochester, NY writes:
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As a mother to a child who hates common core just take it away!
Mar 19th, 2017
Someone from Mechanicsville, MD writes:
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Has anyone noticed the difference in kids behavior these days! Kids don't understand common core and act out because of it. Please stop common core for the better.
Mar 16th, 2017
Someone from Greensboro, NC writes:
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Stop Common Core period! It is ruining education in America!
Mar 14th, 2017
Kendall T. from Lusby, MD writes:
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Being a victim of Common Core since middle school. This high schooler says "F**k common core!!!"
Mar 8th, 2017
steve s. from San Antonio, TX signed.
Feb 10th, 2017
Josh K. from Anamosa, IA writes:
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This new way of doing things needs to stop its doing nothing but making these kids miserable