Eagle Forum Legislative Alerts

Friday, May 15, 2015

Common Core Pledge for Candidates

By now, most of you are aware that Common Core is one of the hottest issues at the grassroots level. Parents and students across the country have been in an uproar against their school districts, state boards of education, and their legislature. The Common Core State Standards have bombarded our students with all sorts of issues: politically biased lessons, ridiculous “new” ways to solve math problems with no right answers, new federal-oversight on testing, and the collection of extremely intrusive, personal data on our kids.

As parents have demonstrated their outrage in nearly every state across the country, public office holders and prospective candidates have taken notice. Candidates’ position on Common Core affected many races in 2014, and it will play an even bigger role in the 2016 elections. That is why our organization, Eagle Forum, introduced a national “STOP Common Core Pledge.” Voters deserve to know every candidate’s position on this vital issue. Those hoping to be public servants can now sign our pledge and tell the voters very clearly where they stand on this issue.

The text of our pledge reads: “I pledge to 1) oppose Common Core in all its forms and no matter what name it is given; to 2) limit or eliminate the various aspects of Common Core that are currently being implemented including, but not limited to, data collection, directed vocational education, and nationalized assessments/standards; and 3) make public my opposition to Common Core.

We need YOU, the constituents and parents, to help us put this pledge in the hands of every lawmaker, state executive, and prospective 2016 candidate so they can add their names to the growing ranks of those signing our pledge. Defeating Common Core is a must if we want to protect our kids, and we must be steadfast in our resolve to hold every public official accountable.

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