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Arizonans must reclaim sovereignty over our children’s education. SB1310, which would prohibit the implementation of the Common Core standards and test in Arizona, is a good start. Governor Brewer willingly handed over control of our state’s education to the Common Core group for 30 pieces of silver offered by the Obama Administration in exchange for changing our state’s education policies in 2010.
Brewer agreed to set up a data gathering system, the Statewide Longitudinal Data System (SLDS), which allows all manner of information about our children to be suctioned into the Common Core machine. Then the Common Core Standards were adopted by the Arizona State Board of Education, an unelected, Brewer-appointed group, without a single vote before the state Legislature. The Common Core standards were officially implemented this 2013/2014 school year.
Arizona previously owned and controlled 100 percent of its teacher-authored education standards. Under the Common Core group, Arizona has control of only 15 perc…. [...]