Common Core and the Loss of Local Control of Education — Research by Gary Kilpatrick

common_core_is_not_ok_round_stickers-r2b9cf696bdbc4702ada55d47839c13ab_v9waf_8byvr_210This document is the work of Gary Kilpatrick a friend of OKGrassroots who lives in Washington County Oklahoma. He has given his permission to share the document online. It is all about Common Core and was originally released in installments via email.

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Here is the summation for a quick ‘bottom line’:

It is absolutely imperative that we all understand the underlying worldview upon which Common Core is based if we are going to successfully resist its flowery descriptions of the education utopia it envisions.

To that end we must commit ourselves to inculcate within our educational processes, to the maximum extent possible within the limitations imposed by the unconstitutional interpretations of the First Amendment by the Supreme Court, a value system consonant with the principles upon which our nation was conceived and upon which our nation has been blessed for over 200 years. We must assure that through effective and efficient skills training combined with the Biblically-based values and principles of our founding fathers, our students will leave school not only college ready or work ready, depending on their own desires, but will also be prepared to be contributing citizens in a constitutional republic. Without such education our constitutional republic is destined for destruction.

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Here are the links and references to explore further:

[editor’s note: missing text for items 1-10 but it is in pdf format embedded above for now…]

11.  U.S. Department of Education Press Release. U.S. Secretary of Education Duncan Announces Winners of Competition to Improve Student Assessments. September 2, 2010.

12.  Stotsky, Sandra. Testimony for a Hearing on Texas House Bill No. 2923.  April 14, 2011. Archived link/

For a more detailed explanation of Professor Stotsky’s professional background visit the following link:

13.  Kirst, Michael W.  My Concerns with State Common Core Standards Draft. September 2009.

14.  Wurman, Ze’ev.  Testimony before Kansas Senate Education Committee.  Why Kansas Standards are Better for Kansas Students.  February 14, 2013.

15.  Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, March 23, 2010, page 5.

16.  Stotsky, Sandra. Testimony on Indiana Senate Bill 193. January 16, 2013, point 5.

17.  Oklahoma Senate Bill 2033, 2010.

18. Stotsky, January 16, 2013.

19.  U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, table C07001, 2011.

20.  Stotsky, January 16, 2013.

21.  U.S. Department of Education website posting, March 7, 2009,

22.  National Education Data Model Website, accessed April 2, 2013,

23.  U.S. Department of Education draft Publication, Promoting Grit, Tenacity, and Perseverance: Critical Factors for Success in the 21st Century, February 14, 2013, page 44,

24.  Malkin, Michelle, blog, “Time to Opt Out of Creepy Fed Ed Data-Mining Racket”, March 15, 2013,

25.  Oklahoma ESEA Flexibility Request, November 14, 2011.

26.  Enrolled Senate Bill 222, May 26, 2009,

27.  Electronic Privacy Information Center, “EPIC v. The U.S. Department of Education,” accessed April 2, 2013, ,

28.  Common Core Education Without Representation website, “School Data Collection Facts Summary,” accessed April 2, 2013,

29.  NGA, November 10, 2009

30.  Rothman, Lichter and Nevitte, Politics and Professional Advancement Among College Faculty, The Forum, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2005

31.  National Governors Association Press Release, Common Core State Standards Initiative Validation Committee Announced, September 24, 2009, formerly/

32.  USDE Publication, February 14, 2013, page 4

33.  Ibid., page v

34.  Ibid., page 77

35.  Stone v. Graham – 449 U.S. 39 (1980),

36.  Stotsky, Sandra, An English Language Arts Curriculum Framework for American Public Schools: A Model, February 2013,

37.  Oklahoma State Department of Education, Oklahoma C3 Standards for the Social Studies, Adopted March 29, 2012, page 11


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