Iowa House Republicans: Let’s Oppose the Common Core!



Truth in American Education just posted over the weekend a map (see below) that lists all of the states that are fighting for retaining constitutionally guaranteed liberty and state sovereignty.  I am disappointed that Iowa is not yet one of the states fighting back against the Common Core State Standards.

I would love to see a bill initiated in the Iowa House.  I don’t really care if it doesn’t have a chance of passing the Iowa Senate (I’m not even confident it would pass the Iowa House, especially since they let SBAC assessments slide through), but would someone at least begin the conversation?  If there is any bold member of the Iowa House that would like to initiate this I have some model legislation to send you.  Contact me.  This should be an issue that Republicans can embrace, but it isn’t really a partisan issue.  I’ve seen both Republicans and Democrats oppose the Common Core.

For those of us who are grassroots… contact your state representative and ask them what would it take to get a bill going.

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Originally posted at Iowans for Local Control

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Comments

  1. Matt says

    I would love to hear what you truely oppose about them? Have you read them (I’m going to guess you have not)? In what way are you connected with education?

    • says

      1. Yes I have read them. So an incorrect assumption.
      2. Go and read http://truthinamericaneducation.com I’m the primary blogger there I have a plethora of reasons, but I’m not going to take the time to outline them here. You must be new here as this isn’t even remotely the first time I’ve written on the Common Core even at Caffeinated Thoughts. 3. How am I connected to education? I’m a taxpayer and a parent. Your question demonstrates the problem. This isn’t just for the education establishment to decide. Oh, I was an education major and did teach for a year in a formal classroom – not that it even remotely matters.

      • matt says

        I’m glad to hear you have read all of the grade level standards for both ELA and Math, mathematical practices, etc. This generally isn’t the case. I’m sure you’ve had the time to compare them to your state standards and also see some of the bennefits of common core. I’ve read the link you posted already. While some of it is accurate, some of it is certainly taken out of context. I’d still like to hear your personal opinions on my first question so we could talk about that.