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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punitive, test-based reform can only be accomplished if the Common Core standards and the dominant role of testing are repealed by federal and state law.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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21 hours ago
Cayla M. from West Sacramento, CA writes:
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I am personally impacted as an eighth grade student and I strongly disagree with the contempt of common core. It is extremely difficult and puts extra unneeded stress on students. 1/4 of the students in my eighth grade class have to result to going to the counsler in order to have a peace of mind and be able to focus in class. Panic attacks are also very common, but since it happens so often the students suffer by keeping in their emotions so they won't be sent to the counsler every other class period. Teachers have to take so many days off so they can learn what they are supposed to teach. Parents are no help to their children no matter how hard they try, beacuse they taught the way we used to learn and this criteria is just too new. As a fifth grader I was told I was a sort of a 'guinea pig' so the state could test how the children would learn in this new test. Somehow they thought it was a good idea to continue making this test. Before common core none of this happened and if it did, it wasnt as frequent. Putting an end to common core will benefit everyone teacher, students, and parents. No disrespect to anyone in anyway, but common core was a mistake.
2 days ago
Someone from Humboldt, KS signed.
2 days ago
Someone from Holtville, CA writes:
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common core in an unnecessary hardship to place on students and should instead be used as a type of military torture method.
4 days ago
Dalton E. from Ocala, FL signed.
4 days ago
Someone from Glenville, WV signed.
4 days ago
Emma W. from Ocala, FL writes:
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Common core is not only confusing to the children, but even the parents. Stopping common core can do nothing but help these families further the child's education.
4 days ago
Kristen M. from Belleview, FL writes:
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No harm can be done by putting an end to COMMON CORE
4 days ago
Teresa R. from Mableton, GA signed.
1 week ago
Someone from Schenectady, NY writes:
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COMMON CORE STINKS
January 11, 2017
Giselle D. from Miami, FL writes:
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No testing