Essay on The Common Core State Standards

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The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being deceitfully sold to the general
public as a state-led initiative to reform the current curriculum taught in our public schools. In
the standards there are very specific objectives that need to be met by the end of each school year
for all grades Kindergarten through twelfth grade. So far the only subjects that have seen any
change are mathematics, reading, writing, and literature. The standards are advertised as school,
teacher, and administration led along with heavy collaboration between feedback groups and the public.
This is just not true. The Common Core State Standards were produced by organizations and corporations for their own interests. As a repercussion students are experiencing privacy infringements, states are having to hemorrhage money in order to pay for the new costs associated with common core assessments, and public education is uncontrollably being taken over.

According to www.corestandards.org there are two main organizations coordinating the
CCSS: The National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council for Chief Stats School
Officers (CCSSO). Further investigation into these two non-profits revealed some rather
surprising and eyebrow raising truths. In 2009 the National Governors Association released a
report outlining the process to develop the common English-Language Arts and Mathematics
standards. Included in this report are the names of individuals who were part of the work groups
for each…