Tenth Amendment Center Blog
Last month, Missouri state Senator John Lamping (R-Ladue) introduced a bill for the 2014 session that would stop compliance with President Obama’s Common Core Education standards.
SB514 would prohibit the Missouri state board of education and other state educational departments from implementing Common Core State Standards or any substantially similar learning standards.
“Any actions taken to adopt or implement the Common Core State Standards as of the effective date of this section are void.”
While touted as a state initiative, the federal government is deeply involved in both the formulation and implementation of Common Core. Constitutionally, the federal government should not be involved in education at all.
Many privacy advocates, as well as home school leaders, have grave concerns about the further invasion of privacy and centralization of power with the federal law. It appears that there are data mining efforts made through the law as well as further erosion of state control over education.