Common Core State Standards have been adopted in forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education program. Many homeschool advocates and other concerned education activists have this troubling federal initiative on their radar and are spreading the word to others. If homeschoolers know anything else, they know “local” is the best approach to education.
The National Governors Association initiated Common Core in 2009 to create a new standardized scope and sequence. That is what national groups, organizations and associated governments tend to slide towards – comparing notes and becoming uniform. How this particular monied enterprise applies to the original purpose, such as education, tends to be a bit sketchy. (more…)