Common Core is a many-tentacled beast. Just when you think you have one part of it nailed down, another surfaces. Considering its aggressive nature and rapid assimilation of our nation, it is easy to let our efforts get drowned in an emotional reaction, rather than a calculated response. This monster that menaces our children's future can be stopped.
Our efforts must be offensive as well as defensive.
First, we must educate ourselves on our enemy.
What is Common Core?
Along with that, we need to find people in our state that are already fighting Common Core. Join your fellow patriots in contending for educational freedom and localized authority over our schools.
The most crucial offensive measure is informing our family, friends, neighbors and community. As one of the moms against Common Core said (forgive me, I cannot remember which one said it): "Silence isn't acceptance. Silence is ignorance."
For ignorance to be fought there has to be knowledge imparted. And the only way that will occur is if you and I choose to warn those around us. This is not a partisan or religious issue. All of our children will be affected by these new standards and the implementation of them.
Print out some Stop Common Core flyers and hand them out to help enlighten people on the dangers of Common Core.
Write to your local school board members, Director of the Board of Education, and your state representatives. We have to get legislation passed in our states to reject Common Core.
Lastly, stay informed. It was lack of oversight by the public that allowed our government to get this far. We must be aware of what our opponents are formulating next.
Common Core has grown to gigantic proportions, but just as the Kraken of old, it can be defeated. We must face the beast and resist its advancements across our nation. With every tentacle we sever, we wrestle freedom from its grasp and gain hope for our children's future.