THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS

History

When was Common Core written — date — (web link)
Where was Common Core written — place — (web link)

Who are the 29 that wrote it — names  — (web link)
What are their credentials for having been chosen for this task — list — (web link)
Who chose them — names  — (web link)
Who paid them — names  — (web link)
Who are the 5-6 who refused to sign off on it — names  — (web link)
What were their reasons — brief summary  — (web link)

Who is the organization / corporation that wrote it — name, address — (web link)
Who vetted it for this task — names  — (web link)
How — brief summary  — (web link)
When — date  — (web link)

Where was CC tested and vetted — very brief statement   — (web link)
When was CC tested and vetted — very brief statement   — (web link)
How was CC tested and vetted — very brief statement   — (web link)

When did the US DoE sign on to it — date  — (web link)
Who at the US DoE signed on to it — name  — (web link)

Who sold it to the governors and got them to pretend it was their idea — names  — (web link)
When did the governors sign on to it — date  — (web link)
How and why — DoE carrot-and-stick , etc.  — (web link)

Who sold it to the state boards of education and got them to pretend it was their idea — names  — (web link)
When did the state boards of education sign on to it — dates  — (web link)
How and why — DoE carrot-and-stick , etc.  — (web link)

When did NV adopt it — date   — (web link)
How did NV adopt it — executive order? legislation?   — (web link)
Why did NV adopt it — very brief statement   — (web link)

Who is for it — names  — (web link)
Who is against it — names  — (web link)

Follow the money

Who finances the effort to adopt Common Core — names  — (web link)
How much  — amounts  — (web link)
How much aid to states  does the US DoE tie to adoption of Common Core
Who benefits  — names  — (web link)
How much  — amounts  — (web link)

Who finances the effort to repeal Common Core — names  — (web link)
How much  — amounts  — (web link)
Who benefits  — names  — (web link)
How much  — amounts  — (web link)

What is Common Core (officially)

Stated purpose — very brief statement  — (web link)
“Teacher-centric” vs. “student-centric” pedagogy   — (web link)

Common Core English standards — key points  — (web link)
Common Core Math standards — key points  — (web link)
Common Core History standards — key points  — (web link)
Common Core Civics standards — key points  — (web link)
Common Core Science standards — key points  — (web link)

What’s wrong with Common Core

Data collection, data sharing, data mining — the 500+ questions — (web link)
Common Core English standards __ examples  — (web link)
Common Core Math standards __ examples  — (web link)
Common Core History standards __ examples  — (web link)
Common Core Civics standards __ examples  — (web link)
Common Core Science standards __ examples  — (web link)

Call for action

Stop the re-training of teachers, from being teachers to becoming debate moderators
Stop the testing of students
Stop the intrusive collection of data about students and patents
Stop the tracking from pre-K through employment
Defund
Repeal / opt out
Reinstate previous standards? Improve previous standards? Where and how?
— (web link)

Related links

See also other Common Core articles on this website.

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