OK-SAFE, Inc. – Re-posting an important message from ROPE (Restore Oklahoma Public Education) on this week’s national promotion of “School Choice”. School Choice advocates are missing the mark if they don’t understand the dangers of adopting the “federalized” curriculum known as the Common Core State Standards.
Even homeschoolers are not immune to the threat of a “federalized” curriculum; some organizations are promoting teaching material promoting the “federalized” Common Core standard, to the detriment of the homeschool movement.
Read more from ROPE:
This week is School Choice Week across the nation. For a number of years now, Republican-based organizations from Heritage Foundation to Friedman Foundation to our own OCPA, have been calling for School Choice.
We here at ROPE believe that parental choice is of ULTIMATE importance in the creation of education that works for students and families. Gone should be the days in which children are locked into districts whose Board of Educations are NOT responsive to the needs of their students and parents.
After much study, however, we also believe that until the COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS) are removed from the states that have adopted them (including OKLAHOMA) THERE CAN BE NO CHOICE IN EDUCATION! In fact, there is no way Choice and the CCSS can exist simultaneously.
Rest of ROPE’s analysis is here.