The following documentation appeared on the resolution that was submitted to the Resolutions Committee.
 Comprehensive Counseling and Guidance Model for Alabama Public Schools
 http://www.talladegacountygop.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Appendix-24-BCA-Praises-AlaStandards.pdf http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/12/questionable-quality-of-the-common-core-english-language-arts-standards; http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/lowering-the-bar-how-common-core-math-fails-to-prepare-high-school-students-for-stem/
Alabamians United for Excellence in Education
Immediate Media Release
The process set forth in the Public Review of Alabama’s English and Math Standards announced 10/6/2014, is an apparent ploy to placate parents who see their children hurt by the imposition of common core standards, methodology, curriculum and assessments. This process will not solicit any meaningful discussion nor substantive correction of the dilemma in which the majority vote of the State Board and the inaction of the State Legislature have left students, parents and teachers in Alabama by virtue of the implementation of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
To expect parents who are not fluent in educational jargon to suggest revisions to individual standards – especially when so much of the problem comes from the overall structure – is an utterly useless enterprise. As long as the state remains constrained by having adopted ACT common core assessments which are vertically aligned to common core standards, tinkering with the standards themselves in isolation is pointless.
Additionally, since common core standards are copyrighted, no changes can be made in them without express permission of the copyright holders [as evidenced most recently in the attached letter from the National Governors Association dated September 29, 2014, to the Missouri School Boards Association] AND from the U. S. Department of Education under the Alabama’s No Child Left Behind waiver agreement.
Only (1) a complete repeal of the Common Core Initiative with its aligned assessments and accompanying classroom materials and (2) its replacement with sound, proven, superior standards along with tests written in our state by our educators, will suffice.
Concerned citizens of Athens, Alabama invite you to this informational event on Common Core
Tuesday, May 27th at 6:30PM
Speaker: Mike Parsons, Candidate for Alabama State Board of Education, District 8
Bring your questions!
Join State School Board Member Stephanie Bell, Senator Scott Beason and parents who have personally experienced the frustrations of Common Core.
Helena Sports Complex
May 6th, 2014
From Bret Baier’s Special Report, May 5th, 2014, FOX News
“George Will delivers a devastating critique of Common Core and federal education ‘standards'”
CEO of Exxon Mobil
Uses bully tactics to advance Common Core.
By Emmett McGroarty & Jane Robbins
Sometimes a combatant in an ideological struggle says something that is refreshing, if disturbing, in its honesty. Such a declaration came recently from Billy Canary, president of the Business Council of Alabama. In explaining why legislators should embrace the Common Core, Mr. Canary said, “The business community is by far the biggest consumer of the product created by our education system.” Read more here….