I would like to offer this open letter for parents in Delta County concerning the new state standards called Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and ask that they do their own homework on this very important agenda that will not only affect their rights as parents but will track and take away a students' individuality.
Indiana, Alabama, Utah, and nearly a dozen other states are now educating themselves and their state legislatures about the centralized-education of CCSS, whether it's under the name of Common Core or any other name.
Last week, in response to a passionate parent-driven protest, the Indiana State Senate passed legislation to halt the implementation of Common Core. Anti-Common Core bills are moving through the Alabama State Legislature, where lawmakers are especially concerned about how Common Core's intrusive data-gathering would violate student privacy.
Vollie Ray Sanford
Delta County Republican Central Committee