Please contact your State Senator TODAY

HB 1490 which prohibits Common Core State standards from being adopted or implemented without general assembly approval is having a difficult time passing the Missouri senate. If you are against Common Core, please contact your state senator today! This is urgent on the timing, as the session ends this week!

If you do not know your senator’s contact info, go to

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Below is a sample letter of what you could say (taken from the HSLDA webpage cited above) but please include specific HB 1490 information.

Dear Representative / Senator __________,
Forty-five states are preparing to fully implement the Common Core State Standards in the upcoming 2013–14 school year. The Common Core is one of the most comprehensive attempts to control the details of education that the federal government has ever made. The Common Core lets federal bureaucrats and private organizations decide what children should learn and when they should learn it, robbing parents, teachers, and local school districts of this important decision.
I am especially concerned with the federal government’s role in pushing the Common Core. Federal law prohibits the Department of Education from setting specific content standards, but using the Race to the Top program, the federal government has enticed many states to adopt the Common Core and develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core. Furthermore, I am disturbed by the efforts of the Department of Education and the Department of Labor—in connection with the Common Core—to begin collecting large amount of personal information on students from their preschool years through their entry into the workforce. This is extremely dangerous for the privacy of American schoolchildren.
As a parent who has chosen to educate my children at home, it is very important to me that parents and teachers are allowed to decide what to teach their students and when to teach it. Please help stop the advance of the Common Core by sponsoring or supporting legislation that will defund the implementation of the Common Core. Additionally, please support legislation that will prohibit __(Insert your state)__ school districts from aligning curriculum or testing with the Common Core.
Thank you for your service to our state and for your attention to my concerns.

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