Oklahoma Moves To Dump Common Core

Vatic Note:  Every state in the Union should dump Common Core and let go of the Federal Money as it will cost them that money down the road, when these common core educated kids grow up into adults.  They won't be able to do basic math, reading or writing and as future employees of the state, it will cost the state millions of dollars in mistakes,  misunderstandings, lack of comprehension and lack of critical thinking skills which leads to loss of problem solving skills and finally loss of tax revenues, due to job losses.

That is too high a price to pay for the fed funds we get today to do common core. Someone asked me "What can we do?"  And I said Take back  your control and mean it.  Start with the school system.  Create a separate school district, like the good old days when we were 2nd in the world in education.  So what will these kids do when they can't get a job???  Thats right,  steal, and other assorted crimes.   That costs the state even more money for law enforcement increase, training, jails and prisons,  staffing for both, etc. 

The best idea is to get parents, teachers and administrators together with the newly elected school board and work out a solution that does not include the feds in any way. In other words, stop the feds and state from owning and controlling your children, their values, and what/how they learn, since it isn't working at all for anyone.  If you change to what I said, you have a chance at reclaiming it all.  Oh, and stop the state/feds from drugging your children and let them be children. 

So, how to take it all back again?   Start by electing similar thinking people to  your school boards.  Better yet, run yourself.  Once you gain control, then make your move with the board to kick the feds out.  In the mean time contact your senators and state reps and have them begin the process like Oklahoma has.  Remember, these foreign occupying cretins running the fed gov have proved they are not the brightest bulbs in the pack, so Good luck.  You can do it. 

Oklahoma Moves To Dump Common Core
by Alec Torres,  Liberty Crier

Bucking the Trend: Range Riders statue at the Oklahoma state capitol

The Oklahoma state senate passed a bill Tuesday to withdraw the state from the Common Core standards. If the bill is signed by Governor Mary Fallin, Oklahoma will become the second state to withdraw from the Common Core.
Indiana withdrew last week, with Governor Mike Pence’s signature.

The bill to get the Sooner State was hugely popular in both houses. House Bill 3399 was approved by the state house in a 78 to 12 vote before being sent to the state senate for amendments. On Tuesday, the state senate voted 37 to 10 in favor of the bill. The bill will now go to the House for another vote before being sent to the governor’s desk.

Oklahoma was one of the first states to adopt the Common Core standards in June of 2010, after a vote by the state board of education. However, the Sooner State later dropped out of the Common Core’s standardized testing consortium in the summer of 2013. Fallin then issued an executive order in December directing the Secretary of Education to make sure the federal government “does not intrude in Oklahoma’s development of academic curricula and teaching strategies.”

State representative Jason Nelson, an author and co-sponsor of HB 3399, is confident that the bill will pass its last vote and that Fallin will sign it.

“The strong votes [for the bill] are not an illusion,” Nelson tells National Review Online. “There’s really strong support in both the house and the senate.”
Fallin did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication. She has expressed reservations about a prior version of the bill.

On March 24 — on the same day Governor Pence signed legislation withdrawing Indiana from the Common Core standards — Fallin released a statement praising state authority and criticizing the Common Core.

“As we work to raise the bar in our schools, it is essential that higher academic standards are developed and implemented by and for Oklahomans,” Fallin wrote. “We have no interest in relinquishing control over education to the federal government or outside groups.”

Fallin wrote that she would support legislation repealing the Common Core, if the legislation “increases classroom rigor and accountability while guaranteeing that Oklahoma public education is protected from federal interference.” She did not consider the earlier version of HB 3399 before amendments satisfactory, but but said she hopes it will “ultimately be signed into law.”

Nelson believes the legislature has fulfilled the governor’s request. “I think she would probably sign it because we’ve addressed the concerns that the standards are not watered down,” Nelson says.

HB 3399 still allows the Oklahoma state board of education — in consultation with the state’s higher education and vocational training systems– to preserve aspects of the Common Core standards, if it so chooses.

“Specifically, the bill says that the state cannot cede its control over our standards or our student assessments,” Nelson says, “or relinquish our authority over those standards and assessments.” The bill, he says, would still leave the state free to use selected Common Core standards.

If the bill is signed into law, Oklahoma will transition away from the Common Core standards over the next few years as it develops its own standards.

— Alec Torres is a William F. Buckley Fellow at the National Review Institute.

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