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Stop Common Core: Part 3

Posted: April 20, 2013 at 10:15 am   /   by


The Common Core State Standards are a set of K-12 school standards being implemented in most states in English language arts and math. Proponents of the Common Core claim that the initiative was state-led; that the states adopted the standards voluntarily; and that the standards are “rigorous” and will prepare our children for college and careers.

This video shows why these claims do not ring true – and why parents, teachers, and legislators must demand that their states reconsider their hasty decisions to adopt the Common Core and again reassert their constitutional control over education.

Christopher Cook

Christopher Cook

Managing Editor at Western Free Press
Christopher Cook is a writer, editor, and political commentator. He is the president of Castleraine, Inc., a consulting firm providing a diverse array of services to corporate, public policy, and not-for-profit clients.

Ardently devoted to the cause of human freedom, he has worked at the confluence of politics, activism, and public policy for more than a decade. He co-wrote a ten-part series of video shorts on economics, and has film credits as a researcher on 11 political documentaries, including Citizens United's notorious film on Hillary Clinton that became the subject of a landmark Supreme Court decision. He is the founder of several activist endeavors, including (now a part of Western Free Press) and He is currently the managing editor of and principal contributor to
Christopher Cook


  1. anarchobuddy says:

    Oh yes, the Supreme Court has decreed that using federal tax money to bribe states is totally fine.
    When are more people going to refuse to let the Supreme Court be the final arbiter on what 300 million individuals are allowed to do with their own lives? Is a country free when people in Washington (or even the state capitals) have more power over people’s children than their own parents?

    1. @anarchobuddy I would tend to agree with you—it is not. We have far exceeded any reasonable social contract.