jasper petition against common coreThe Jasper R-5 school board petitions legislature to opt out of Common Core


Another Missouri school board, Jasper R-5, joins the Newton school board wanting to reject the Common Core State Standards Iniative.  From The Missouri Torch and Jasper R5 School Board Votes 7-0 on Resolution “to discontinue funding programs in association with Common Core”:

The Jasper School Board passed a resolution at its February 27, 2014 meeting requesting that Missouri’s elected officials re-evaluate adoption of the statewide Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The resolution states that: “Our concerns are similar to the resolution from the East Newton R6 Board of Education… We wish to add our voice of concern to theirs.”  The resolution asks the Missouri legislature to discontinue funding programs in association with the CCSS Initiative/Missouri’s Core — and any other alliances that promote standards and assessments aligned to them —

Many of the questions surrounding the concerns address local control, proposed data collected on individual students and federal education oversight for local schools.  This is the second such resolution in the state.

Click here for information on the East Newton school board resolution which was signed in October 2013.


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