Since the inception of common core we have seen many states, representative, and senators begin to take a stand against the common core teaching methods that are being pushed on our children throughout the country. Now that we are truly seeing what these methods consist of, it is becoming quite clear that these standards are driven by the thirst for money from a variety of companies who have a large stake in the testing and programs implemented by common core.
Among the numerous Senators and Representatives that are beginning to take a stand against common core, there is one that I feel is leading the charge and really helping people to understand why this government initiative is such a threat to our children’s future.
Senator Grassley of Iowa is laying the groundwork for us to follow as he is spearheading an effort to take the educational decision making out of the hands of the federal government and place it back with the states and local municipalities where it belongs. He puts to rest the myth that common core was initially developed as a “state led” initiative and explains how it was really developed by the “National Governors Association” which is a private organization funded by Bill and Melinda Gates.
Senator Grassley isn’t leading the charge against common core alone. He has a number of other prominent Senators including Tom Coburn, Ted Cruz, Deb Fischer, James Inhofe, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Pat Roberts, and Jeff Sessions who have all signed onto Senator Grassley’s letter asking the chair and ranking member of the subcommittee overseeing the U.S. Department of Education’s funding of Common Core to require that any funds appropriated to the Department of Education not be used to develop, implement, or evaluate state-level education standards, or to award grants or contracts for development, implementation, or evaluation of state level education standards.