Education in the United States has always emphasized local control of schools, standards, curriculum, and testing. The farther away a decision is made from those it affects, the worse that decision is. Local control fosters local involvement. Local involvement ensures the best educational outcome.
Common Core is the opposite of local control. "Top down" standards, curriculum & testing ensures less local involvement. On the promise of better standards, local communities have lost the ability to make key decisions about their local school's education programs. There were no local meetings, public input or debate about Common Core. The decision was made for your family on a state level without your input.
It's not too late to reclaim your responsibility and control of education. This site contains the necessary facts, resources and coordination for you to take action and make sure education stays local, the community remains involved, and together, we achieve the highest potential for our children.