Restore Oklahoma Public Education (R.O.P.E.) is committed to educating tax-paying citizens and parent stakeholders on the ways in which the methods and philosophies used in public education today affect them. From budgetary allotments to curricula, ROPE attempts to make Oklahomans aware of how every dollar spent and every idea taught can actively influence the future voters enrolled in Oklahoma Public Education today.
STOP IMPLEMENTING THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS AND RETURN TO LOCAL CONTROL OF OKLAHOMA EDUCATION!
The Common Core State Standards present a takeover of public education by a small group of individuals. This takeover will change the way that teachers teach, parents interact with their schools due to loss of local control, and present students with a narrow range of studies and increased standardized testing. Oklahomans must maintain local control over public education, therefore, we reject the Common Core State Standards.
This article is one of the best I've seen in AGES on the Common Core. It outlines well exactly the problems with the entire idea, not just in its inception, but practice as well. As you read the entire article, I want you to follow along with the flow chart ROPE put together nearly TWO YEARS ago now as we wrote our paper on Common Core. Please note that EVERYTHING we said that was going to happen over the years (national curricula, involvement of home and private schools) are coming to fruition.
This is the follow up to our paper on data collection and student privacy. This paper is about Oklahoma's own P20 Council - the kind of data they are collecting and how. Please read and pass on to everyone as most Oklahomans pay for public education, whether they want to or not!