Common Core is a set of "standards" adopted by the Governor Otter and Superintendent Tom Luna for the state of Idaho without a citizen vote. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a UN NGO, spent millions to help fund Common Core. Bill Gates also signed a cooperation agreement with the UN. The UN-Director of the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) explained that education and training are highlighted as especially important areas for helping UNESCO with its global education reform mandates that involve worldwide curricula reflecting UNESCO values.
UN values? Values that the UN would like you to adopt and will be taught through Common Core including events you see happening across the United States. This includes gender equality, health education (including sex education), human rights (not American), cultural "diversity" (not American culture) and of course global citizenry. The United States Department of Education has created a United States Mission to UNESCO just for the purpose of promoting UN ideals into your child's education. If you look at your child's textbook you will find a Sustainable Development (SD) theme in each subject as the US has integrated the UN/Agenda 21 goal of teaching Sustainable Development into our education system.
Chapter 36 in Agenda 21 identifies how education should be implemented.
36.2. (a) Reorienting education towards sustainable development;
36.3. Education is critical for promoting sustainable development...the latter needs to be incorporated as an essential part of learning. Both formal and non-formal education are indispensable to changing people's attitudes so that they have the capacity to assess and address their sustainable development concerns. ...achieving environmental and ethical awareness, values and attitudes, skills and behaviour consistent with sustainable development... .
36.10(e) ...promote a cooperative relationship with the media, popular theatre groups, and entertainment and advertising industries...to mobilize their experience in shaping public behaviour... .
36.14. Countries with the support of the United Nations system should identify workforce training needs and assess measures to be taken to meet those needs. (A clear goal of Common Core and which Tom Luna stresses the need for education to prepare children for the future workforce)
Common Core is from Agenda 21 and the UN. It is not just standards, it is the nationalization of our education system with the goal of indoctrinating children. Join groups who are actively working against Common Core. Idahoans for Local Education is a good resource for information on Common Core. Contact your state representative, Governor Otter, and Tom Luna to oppose Common Core in Idaho.