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May 13, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Bob Luebke (919) 834-2099Civitas Institute has unveiled a new statewide web site, StopCommonCoreNC.com, dedicated to educating North Carolinians about the problems associated with Common Core Standards and the threat they pose to state and parental rights.
The web site is a collaborative effort comprised of contributors from Civitas, other policy and education reform organizations, and local activists. Common Core is a national effort, powered by private interests and the federal government, to impose untested academic content standards for English language arts and mathematics on all K-12 public schools across the nation.
“Let’s be clear — we fully support higher academic standards,” said Dr. Robert Luebke, a Senior Policy Analyst at Civitas. “However Common Core fails to provide better standards. Common Core Standards are not supported by research, provide no evidence that they will improve student achievement, and run roughshod over the principle of local control.”
StopCommonCoreNC.org is dedicated to educating citizens and reporting how the standards impact schools, students and taxpayers. The site includes a blog as well as articles and other resources about Common Core. Visit the site at StopCommonCoreNC.org or the Facebook page.
More information on the Civitas Institute is available at www.nccivitas.org, or contact Jim Tynen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 834-2099.