LAMAR ALEXANDER OPPOSES CC, Mr. Alexander was Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993.
Diane Ravitch, was the Assistant Secretary of Education 1991 to 1993. Ms. Ravitch's wrote this article titled, WHY I CANNOT SUPPORT THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS.
Diane Ravitch writes:
"MAYBE I AM MISSING SOMETHING. CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN HOW THE NATION CAN ADOPT NATIONAL STANDARDS WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE WHATEVER THAT THEY WILL IMPROVE ACHIEVEMENT, ENRICH EDUCATION, AND ACTUALLY HELP TO PREPARE YOUNG PEOPLE -- NOT FOR THE JOBS OF THE FUTURE, WHICH ARE UNKNOWN AND UNKNOWABLE -- BUT FOR THE CHALLENGES OF CITIZENSHIP AND LIFE? THE BIGGEST FALLACY OF THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS IS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN SOLD TO THE NATION WITHOUT ANY EVIDENCE THAT THEY WILL ACCOMPLISH WHAT THEIR BOOSTERS CLAIM."
SUSAN OHANIAN OPPOSES CC. Ms. Ohanian received George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contributions to Honest and Clarity in Public Language from the National Council of Teachers of English.
JOANNE YATVIN OPPOSES CC. Ms. Yatvin is the past president of the National Council of Teachers of English.
Washington Post, education reporter Valerie Strauss writes this article titled, The Common Core's Fundamental Trouble.
Ms. Strauss states: "FOR STARTERS, THE MISNAMED COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS ARE NOT STATE STANDARDS. THEY’RE NATIONAL STANDARDS, CREATED BY GATES-FUNDED CONSULTANTS FOR THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION (NGA). THEY WERE DESIGNED, IN PART, TO CIRCUMVENT FEDERAL RESTRICTIONS ON THE ADOPTION OF A NATIONAL CURRICULUM, HENCE THE INSERTION OF THE WORD STATE; IN THE BRAND NAME. STATES WERE COERCED INTO ADOPTING THE COMMON CORE BY REQUIREMENTS ATTACHED TO THE FEDERAL RACE TO THE TOP GRANTS AND, LATER, THE NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND WAIVERS."
Donna Hearne, Retired teacher and advisor to President Reagan, Ms. Hearne sums up her issue with CC:
PROFESSOR ARNOLD DODGE PHD, GIVES SOME EMOTIONAL AND IMPACTFUL TESTIMONY ABOUT CC AT AN EDUCATION HEARING IN NEW YOUR STATE, (nine minutes). In most of references to New York state you could replace it with Nevada.
Math and English language arts experts have testified against Common Core at the request of state legislatures and state boards of education. The names and states are too numerous to mention to mention.