Common Core Explained
Jane Robbins of the American Principles Project explains Common Core
Schools (K-12) throughout the nation are being asked to adopt a new set of educational content standards known as Common Core. These standards have been written at the federal, not the state or local, level, are tied to funding available as Race to the Top (and other programs), and are an attempt to control the education of your children without parents’ or school board input.
Jane Robbins is an attorney and a senior fellow with the American Principles Project in Washington, D.C. In that position she has crafted federal and state legislation designed to restore the constitutional autonomy of states and parents in education policy, and to protect the rights of religious freedom and conscience. Her essays on these topics have been published in various print and online media. With Emmitt McGroarty she co-authored the APP/Pioneer Institute report, Controlling Education from the Top: Why Common Core is Bad for America. She has written numerous articles about the problems with Common Core and has testified about the issue before the legislatures of seven states. She is a graduate of Clemson University and the Harvard Law School.
Please watch! The following video is a compilation of 5 short videos by Ms. Robbins that provide a good introduction to Common Core.
The individual segments that can be viewed as YouTube videos are:
- Part 1 – the Origins of the Common Core
- Part 2 – Federal vs State control of the Common Core Standards
- Part 3 – Data Mining of student comprehensive information
- Part 4 – Comparing student performance across states
- Part 5 – Managing the global economy