Gretchen Logue and Anne Gassel, anti-Common Core activists from the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core have joined together with Fred N.Saur, a former Republican candidate to file a lawsuit against Gov. Jay Nixon to stop taxpayer dollars from being used to fund the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
The SBAC is one of two organizations responsible for creating tests that are aligned with the standards set forth in Common Core. This lawsuit could take it down, and “Common Core” with it, for good.
According to Breitbart, a petition for the lawsuit outlines several grievances they believe the Missouri state government is guilty of by participating in Common Core.
“…Since 2009, Governor Nixon and Commissioner Nicastro have engaged in a course of conduct that would have ceded Missouri’s sovereignty over educational policy within its borders to SBAC, an interstate consortium operating under the influence of federal regulators located in Washington, DC. Congress never sanctioned the interstate compact that created this consortium.
Since 2009, Governor Nixon and Commissioner Nicastro have engaged in a course of conduct that would have ceded Missouri’s sovereignty over educational policy within its borders to SBAC, an interstate consortium operating under the influence of federal regulators located in Washington, DC. Congress never sanctioned the interstate compact that created this consortium.
The Missouri legislature, responding to Missouri voters, largely repudiated the work of this consortium by enacting HB 1490 in 2014 by massive veto-proof margins. Notwithstanding this legislative action, Missouri is poised to contribute millions of dollars of taxpayer funds during Fiscal Year 2015 to support this illegal interstate compact…”
The ultimate goal of the lawsuit is to wake up states to the reality that groups like SBAC, which have not been approved by Congress, have no legally binding authority and the groups are actually null and void.
This is fantastic.
Common Core standards are just another tool the government is using to further monopolize education for the government and get closer to creating a national curriculum.
Progressives want to strip parents from any authority over their children and brainwash them to be fully on board with the idea of being taken care of by the government, indoctrinating them with collectivist ideology.
Click here to see a list of 30 states that have declared war Common Core education standards.
Parents need to put maximum effort into opposing Common Core and push the federal government further out of education, allowing parents and local communities to have control over how schools are ran and what students are taught. Fortunately, a number of states have woken up to the reality of how horrible Common Core is and have already opted out of the standards. Hopefully more will follow suit.