Illinois Delay Common Core Resolutions
Common Core is not a law; it was adopted by Illinois as part of an application process to receive federal funding and grants. It cannot simply be repealed. Stopping/pausing Common Core requires a series of legislative measures. Most in Illinois agree that the ‘pause’ strategy is best.
Illinois State Senate Resolution - SR0638
Introduced by State Senator Kyle McCarter
Illinois General Assembly Resolution - HR0543
Introduced by Illinois Representative Dwight Kay
Illinois Student Data Privacy Bills
Introduced by Illinois Representative William Delgado
Bill Information: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=3092&GAID=12&DocTypeID=SB&LegId=79509&SessionID=85&GA=98
Introduced by Representative Scott Drury HB4558
Bill Information: http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=4558&GAID=12&GA=98&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=79093&SessionID=85
Find your Illinois Senator and Rep:
Search by address: http://capwiz.com/nea/il/directory/statedir.tt?state=IL&lvl=state&action=myreps_form
Search with Maps: http://www.elections.il.gov/DistrictLocator/DistrictOfficialSearchByAddress.aspx?NavLink=1
Contact your state representatives to voice your concerns about Common Core. Additionally, you should contact the members of the education committees. If you live in the district of one of the committee members, you are a key to stopping Common Core.
Illinois Education Committees
Elementary & Secondary Education Committee - Members
Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee - Members
Related Legislation and Bills
NOTE: There was never a specific Common Core bill; it was adopted by the Department of Education as New Illinois Learning Standards in 2010 as a condition of applying for the Race to the Top Funds.
SB 1828 - P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/96/096-0107.htm
Student Record Act: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1006&ChapterID=17
Unfunded Common Core Mandates: http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=2357&GAID=12&GA=98&DocTypeID=HB&LegID=74137&SessionID=85
Full School Code: http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/ilcs3.asp?ActID=1005&ChapterID=17
Illinois Board of Education: New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core page: http://www.isbe.net/common_core/
Illinois Board of Education Administrative Rules: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/rules/archive/
Common Core was ‘promoted’ by the federal government under the authority of the expired Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) often referred to as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB.) This legislation was originally passed in 1965 to address educational inequalities experienced by minorities and low income children. Presidents have used this act as the authority by which the federal government has pushed federally led education reform measures. This act has not been reauthorized since 2008 and congress is currently in the process of reauthorization.
COMPARISON OF PROPOSED LEGISLATION: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2013/06/nclb_bills_a_side-by-side_comp.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW
GOP US HOUSE BILL: http://edworkforce.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=336871
DEM SENATE BILL: http://www.naesp.org/blog/senate-committee-approves-democrat-backed-esea-bill
DEM HOUSE BILL: http://democrats.edworkforce.house.gov/issue/elementary-and-secondary-education-act