Common Core has been used by the Obama Administration to turn the Department of Education into a national school board. This effort to coerce states into adhering to national curriculum standards is the wrong way to help our children attain the best education, and it must be stopped.
Empowering parents, local communities and individual states is the best approach. After all, if parents are unhappy with a local or state school board’s decisions, they can go to their board and get it changed. No such option exists if decisions are being made about educat