Common Core, differing views
Lodinews.com guest columnists Ed Miller of Lodi, a coordinator of
the area TEA Party, and George Neely, a Lodi Unified School
District trustee, give their opinions of the Common Core State
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a U.S. education initiative that seeks to bring diverse state curricula into alignment with each other by following the principles of standards-based education reform. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Actually, Common Core is short for “Common Core State Standards,” or CCSS. The short version of the story is that CCSS is a federal program to nationalize and unilaterally control education.
There’s been a lot of talk and concern floating around Lodi as of late about the pending adoption of Common Core State Standards. The comments have ranged from insightful to inaccurate to just plain outlandish. And, as with many topics of late, there has even been a government conspiracy theory thrown in for good measure.