California seeks your review of Common Core education approach

CaliforniaCommonCoreStandardsBy George Miller

CA Dept. of Education is requesting input on the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework, until  only February 13. Common Core is the most extensive, most controversial series of changes to K-12 education ever attempted. Massive changes are already underway, mostly without legislative approval, without parental input, so here’s at least a chance to put your view on record. The Common Core initiative was mostly done via corporations and NGO’s. Purporting to be a state initiative, it is actually not that at all. The Common Core Standards are copyrighted by two corporations and have been shepherded through via generous redirection of federal stimulus money and negotiations by the Obama administration, via Arne Duncan, head of the Dept. of Education. Governor Jerry Brown has made it clear that much more state money will be required to implement it.  States are allowed to add up to 15% content, but may not delete anything, if they are to retain the funding and follow the agreements negotiated by mostly unelected bureaucrats.

See our previous articles on Common Core.



The State Public Instruction Department is welcoming public review
and comment on the Common Core Curriculum.

Share this with all concerned parents and grandparents that you know.

Tom Torlakson, our California State Superintendent of Public Instruction is asking for Public Comments on their new framework for Common Core, Kindergarten through grade 12. The public has until February 13th to review the ELA/ELD Framework. It is available on line,
The closest location for us to review submitted and adopted instructional materials and resources on hard copy is at the following address:

Lettycia Terrones
California State University Fullerton
Pollak Library, Curriculum Materials Center
800 North State College Boulevard
Fullerton, CA 92834

They are asking the public to:
1. read the materials,
2. answer their survey and
3. submit our comments:

Draft 2014 ELA/ELD Framework
Select the above link to view or download the draft framework
Draft 2014 ELA/ELD Framework Survey (CDE Survey)
Select the above link to view and access the draft 2014 ELA/ELD Framework Survey – please note the survey link above may be unavailable intermittently due to web maintenance during the period of January 1-7, 2014.
Draft 2014 ELA/ELD Framework Survey – Word Version (DOC)
In the event the link to the survey is unavailable and you wish to complete a survey – please complete the word version of the survey and submit via e-mail to [email protected].
Comment on the Draft ELA/ELD Framework

In addition to the survey comments on the draft 2014 ELA/ELD Framework can also be e-mailed to [email protected] , faxed to 916-319-0172 or mailed to:

Attention: 2014 ELA/ELD Framework
Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 3207
Sacramento, CA 95814


George Miller is Publisher of and a “retired” operations management consultant, active in civic affairs, living in Oxnard.

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One Response to California seeks your review of Common Core education approach

  1. Bill Neumann February 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Common Core is absolutely WRONG and it needs to be killed before it drastically affects our children.

    I saw a sample of several arithmetic problems, and I don’t understand them — what’s wrong with simple addition, subtraction and division — like we were always taught? It works!

    This cannot be done without approval of the people! Or is government of the people for the people lost like all the other socialist laws of this administration.

    Congress is no longer relevant! Now it’s pen and paper. I guess we could save some money here.


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