What is Common Core

Common Core: 95 Reasons it is Bad Public Policy

Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as an education reform policy, does not satisfy the four pillars of education reform:  1) Accountability 2) More State and Local Control 3) Focusing resources on proven educational methods and 4) Expanded choices for parents. Accountability for implementing the Common Core Standards (that were not properly piloted or vetted) unfairly rests predominantly, and without proper balance, in the hands of the classroom teacher. Read More…


 Tells the truth about Common Core being Communist!
By Charlotte Iserbyt
I have been warning for years that this is Communist. Here is an amazing and courageous tetimony by Lily Tang Williams! Her speech is reported about in an article titled Chinese-American Mom Says Common Core Is Just Like Education in Communist China: “Do you just want your kids to be test machines and cheap workers for corporations?” by Paula Bolyard posted November 30th:

Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, testified before the Colorado State Board of Education that Common Core was similar to the education she received growing up in Mao’s Communist China.

“Common Core, in my eyes, is the same as the Communist core I once saw in China,” Williams said. “I grew up under Mao’s regime and we had the Communist-dominated education — nationalized testing, nationalized curriculum, and nationalized indoctrination.”

Watch Lily’s speech by clicking HERE and then watching the video

In a post at FreedomWorks, Williams wrote about her experience with the Chinese education system:

Our teachers had to comply with all the curriculum and testing requirements, or lose their jobs forever. Parents had no choice at all when it came to what we learned in school. The government used the Household Registration and Personnel File system to keep track of its citizens from birth to death.

Read The Full Article Here:

This 45 minute video by Dr. Duke Pesta will help you understand Common Core and why it is wrong for your children and our nation’s education system.

Published on Oct 28, 2013

Mary Calamia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and works in Stony Brook, New York.

Suffolk County Education Forum hosted by the New York State Assembly Minority Education Committee on October 10, 2013.