Common Core Curriculum - Why South Dakota opposes it and so should you.

“A Sioux Falls second grader was doing her homework and became exhausted with the process of always “why” or “how”. She knew what the answer was. And in her mind, this is why the answer of 25-6=19. Notice she received the lowest grade possible, even though her answer was correct. This is the math that is aligned to the Common Core. “
OK, for starters, the correct answer is 25. Kira and Franco may have used 6 of their 25 apples to make a pie, but unless they consumed, sold, or otherwise disposed of the pie, they still have 25 apples, 19 in whole form and 6 in pie form. 
Common Core…

is a set of national K-12 standards that takes away local control of South Dakota Schools and shifts all control to the Federal Government in exchange for the promise of Federal Funds


gives the Federal Government and certain large corporations access to your child’s private personal and biological information for data collection WITHOUT PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OR CONSENT.


 is a top-down approach to education imposed upon ALL South Dakota K-12 (maybe earlier) students in PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND HOME SCHOOLS by the South Dakota Board of Education.


was quietly developed by private entities, called “stake holders” which benefit them financially when states adopt Common Core Standards. These entities were not subject to sunshine laws or open meetings

Common Core Curriculum - Why South Dakota opposes it and so should you.

A Sioux Falls second grader was doing her homework and became exhausted with the process of always “why” or “how”. She knew what the answer was. And in her mind, this is why the answer of 25-6=19. Notice she received the lowest grade possible, even though her answer was correct. This is the math that is aligned to the Common Core. “

OK, for starters, the correct answer is 25. Kira and Franco may have used 6 of their 25 apples to make a pie, but unless they consumed, sold, or otherwise disposed of the pie, they still have 25 apples, 19 in whole form and 6 in pie form. 

Common Core
  • is a set of national K-12 standards that takes away local control of South Dakota Schools and shifts all control to the Federal Government in exchange for the promise of Federal Funds
  • gives the Federal Government and certain large corporations access to your child’s private personal and biological information for data collection WITHOUT PARENTAL NOTIFICATION OR CONSENT.
  • is a top-down approach to education imposed upon ALL South Dakota K-12 (maybe earlier) students in PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND HOME SCHOOLS by the South Dakota Board of Education.
  • was quietly developed by private entities, called “stake holders” which benefit them financially when states adopt Common Core Standards. These entities were not subject to sunshine laws or open meetings

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