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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  It cannot simply be repealed.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:

Introduced by Representative Scott Drury HB4558

Bill Information: 


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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

Illinois House:  

Elementary & Secondary Education Committee - Members

Appropriations-Elementary & Secondary Education Committee - Members

Illinois Senate:

Education Committee

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:

Student Record Act:

Unfunded Common Core Mandates:

Full School Code:

Illinois Board of Education:  New Illinois Learning Standards incorporating the Common Core page:

Illinois Board of Education Administrative Rules:

Federal Legislation

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.





8 Responses to Contact your Reps/Legislation

  1. Vanessa Wahler says:

    Please check the names of the Illinois State Reps. It is not Dwayne Kay, it is Dwight.

  2. Debi Reed says:

    Email every member or your IL State Legislature in your district this video.
    It is a mother in Kansas who destroys common core math in 4 minutes. It is a must watch!

    • Kari Whiteman says:

      This video gave me goose bumps! Thank you Karen for your willingness to address this problem. I am a mother of two and my oldest is in 6th grade. The math homework is so confusing and not even realistic! I too would divide that problem you just gave and found the answer. This is how real life math works! How do we get it out of our schools??? My son is failing in math and part of it is due to the way they are teaching. How would anyone think that this makes sense? I am disgusted and disappointed all at the same time that this was even an idea in the first place. I want it out of the schools. I want our children to learn the normal way how to add, subtract, multiply and divide. Please tell me what I can do to help remove this awful Common Core.


      • Gina says:

        I to would like to see this removed. I have a child that failed last year because of this and this year already is failing again. My child gets so frustrated with math. I have tried everything. I don’t think this is fair to the child. What can we do to remove it? It needs to go back to the way it was. Who do we turn to? What do we do? I do not like watching him fail. Some one please help!!!

  3. Jim N says:

    This common core is plain and simple garbage! I watched this video and I say kudos to that mother who is concerned about their child working these math problems. Getting the right answer is what this should be about, not the abstract characteristics about how they came to a certain conclusion. We need to get this stuff out of our schools in Illinois. Is there any progress that can be cited at this point or is this a lost cause already. I have a child in 5th grade and he sits at night doing math homework and having to solve problems that take forever to write out. LIke the rest of the comments I have read, is there anything we can do at this point and will school boards listen to us as parents. I think the parents are the ones who know best how our children need to be taught. Parents need to take back school boards and vote those candidates who best serve our purposes into the positions and remove those who don’t.

  4. Mark says:

    Don’t try and reverse common core, vote the liberals out that are forcing it on everyone. The trick is to vote out the liberals that are pushing Bill Gates and his rich friends agenda.

  5. Stacey Ramsey says:

    Stop this Common Core math nonsense!!!!!! Immediately!! We do not need it and feel like it is being forced upon our schools and children.

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