Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin, who just last week spoke of the power of social media to tell suppressed narratives, was among those driving yet another Twitter rally to sound the alarm on the Common Core State Standards Initiative, which aims to impose a “one-size-fits-none” set of education standards nationwide. FreedomWorks calls it simply the “government takeover of education.”
That something with such a massive reach, both across the nation and forward through generations, could manage to fly beneath the radar is astounding, but concerned parents have found each other online and continue to search for answers, share information and demand accountability.
The #StopCommonCore effort has found in foothold in government in the form of Sen. Ted Cruz and a handful of his colleagues, but it will take pressure from citizens to give the movement legs.
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Update: A lot of people are getting an education on Common Core tonight.
The top trending topic in the United States is an amazing victory for the grass roots, but the fight to stop Common Core isn’t over. Here are some resources to keep the education of the public going, along with some homework from Truth in American Education (@TruthInAmEd), Parent-Led Reform (@ParentLEDReform) and the rally panelists: Emmett McGroarty,executive director of the Preserve Innocence Imitative with American Principles Project (@approject); Joy Pullmann (@joypullmann), editor of School Reform News; Ben DeGrow (@ediswatching) education policy analyst at the Independence Institute; James Shuls (@shulsie), education policy analyst at the Show-Me Institute; and Shane Vander Hart (@shanevanderhart) editor-in-chief of CaffeinatedThoughts.com (@CaffThoughts).
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