When your reporter interviewed me, I am afraid I rambled too much and my points about Common Core were lost. These three things are what I failed to communicate.
1. The battle over the goals and adjectives no longer can be fought at a local level. It is a state issue and must be fought by our state representatives.
2. The formal testing is overemphasized, stress producing and excessive. This, also, is a state issue.
3. The last is (to me) the most important and can presently be fought at the local level. It is the control of the curriculum. Local school boards, parents and educators still can make sure what students are being taught. There is still time to make sure the curriculum reflects Judeo-Christian values of the majority of Americans.
Barbara Bond, education chairperson,
North Central Ohio Conservatives