Letter to the Editor: Get informed about Common Core
Have you been hearing about the changes that are coming to our school systems called "Common Core?" Our schools all over the country have made, or are in the process of quickly making some very significant changes to the education system which will affect our children in so many ways.
I am not writing this to tell you what to think, but rather to plead with you as parents and grandparents to ask questions, look at the facts and just see if you think these standards are helpful or harmful to our children and this countries future.
There are those who will tell you that there is nothing we can do, that implementing these standards is a "done deal." Is that a fact, or something they just want us to believe?
Please get informed. Check out these websites: truthinamericaneducation.com; www.moagainstcommoncore.com; and missourieducationwatchdog.com
Please don't sit idly by and do nothing. Get informed and let your voice be heard!
-- Chari Gooden, Marshall