Common Core Standards

AFRW’s Political Education Project on Common Core
2012 Voters Pamphlet on Education

Debunking Myths about Common Core English and Math Courses
AFRW Handout on Common Core
AFRW Rebuttal
Resource Guide for Common Core
Stop Common Core video
Alabama’s Plan 2020

Every Child Achieves: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

The Incredible Invisible Elephant

Common Core Revolution
Common Core Resistance Now Has a Song!

Dear Leaders:

Our AFRW President Frances Taylor has asked me to continue my advocacy efforts on behalf of our organization regarding Common Core. I continue to do a lot of work behind the scenes and have written several articles for newspapers recently. I plan to do more, but I have a special request of you. We need your help.

As you know, Tracy Roberts resigned her seat from the state board of education and Gov. Bentley immediately appointed Al Thompson from Bay Minette. This email is to ask you to consider contacting and asking your members to contact Mr. Thompson and let him know that we would like his support in repealing Common Core. I encourage written letters. I’m attaching a resolution that the Alabama Republican state executive committee passed in February 2013 that gives a good summary of the reasons Common Core is bad for our children and for our state.

Mr. Thompson’s address is:
Al Thompson
307 Hand Avenue
Bay Minette, AL 36507

If you have any questions or would like more information, please let me know. I heard today that a recent poll shows that 80% of Alabamians oppose Common Core. As more parents, teachers, and other members of the public learn more about Common Core, opposition is certain. We can protect our children, but we must be persistent. We need to continue to work on both the state board of education and the Alabama legislature. Your help in contacting Mr. Thompson to both congratulate him and ask for his help is most appreciated!

Thanks so much!
Elois Zeanah
Immediate Past President, AFRW

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Educators Against Common Core

PTA Paid $2 Million to Support Common Core

The Bluest Eye Common Core Novel About Rape and Incest

Grassroots Groups Disagree With API

Toni Morrison, Child Pornographer?

Michael Tennant: Be forewarned about race-based standards

PRESS RELEASE on Race-Based Standards

Dumbing Down AP to Match Common Core

Common Core: Race-Based Standards

Losing Our Children? AUEE August Forum

Sparks Fly at Common Core Forum

Data Mining Students Through Common Core

Common Core Aligned and Suggested Readings

Examples of Textbook Bias

Perrine’s Literature Textbook Adoption 2012

Readings for Writers

Textbook Adoption 2012 ELA Publishers Literature Holt-McDougal

What Are Your Children Reading?

2013 Resolution for ALGOP State Executive Committee

Common Core and Agenda 21

Elois Zeanah: Why Common Core is Bad For Alabama

Order copies of Stop the Common Core Power Grab:
Reclaim Local Control of Education DVDs.

Opposition to Common Core Standards Is Growing
Organizations & Individuals OPPOSED to Common Core

Alabama U.S. Congress Members Speak Out Against Common Core
Letter from Alabama US Congressmen on Common Core
Letter from Congressman Spencer Bachus on Common Core
Opinion Piece by Congresswoman Martha Roby on Common Core
Alabama Legislators and other Office Holders Against CC

Supporting Documentation
Myths About Common Core Standards
Pioneer Report on How Common Core is Illegal
 “Godless Standards from the Feds” by Quin Hillyer, University of Mobile Center for
Why Alabama Should Rescind Common Core by Dr. Sandra Stotsky
Reasons Why Alabama Should Not Adopt Common Core by Professor Sandra Stotsky
Common Core Still Doesn’t Make the Grade

Education Next: Common Core Math Standards
Ze’ev Wurman on Faults of Common Core Standards
Core Knowledge: Ze’ev Wurman says Science Standards Won’t Solve STEM crisis

Obama Administration Fights State Trying to Withdraw From Common Core
 The Washington Times: Want to Withdraw From ObamaEd?
The Weekly Standard: Obama’s Education Secretary Denounces States Who Don’t Like His Policies

For more information on the new Common Core Standards,
please visit these sites: Becky Gerritson of the Wetumpka Tea Party has been an effective leader against Common Core.

Truth in American Education:
This is one of the best websites for anything you want to know about Common Core, Race to the Top, and other educational issues.  Be sure to click on the “Common Core” tab at the top of the home page to read comprehensive information on CCS  (i.e., who’s pushing it, the money behind it, the costs to the states, etc.).
This site is full of articles about national education standards.

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